Mel Gibson's portrayal of Hamlet is strong and full of life.

Ya right sea pineapples
What to kiss it, and never leave
You have good domain but I am full of cocaine
You are my drug, boy
Mind is a relative term, she said.

The action of the play is easy to follow and moves quickly.

From Act 1 Scene 2. Claudius says,

The costumes, artistic design, and scenery are rich and beautiful.

dreaming like i'm floating (it matches the name) If i really was a river, i'd float all day.
my dog
i dont get it
i'm too good for this planet
i'm too good for this planet
i feel neglected
I'm packin' my jammies and slippers
Jam and spam will make me happy
Stop putting fish in my aquarium
though too much sugar makes me nappy
the ocean's roar does make me mad!
though too much sun makes you happy
henry is going to roatan, have you heard?
pie man
death will eat you in the night
yo fo' shure
this defect in the code intrigues me so
this defect in the code intrigues me so
I wanna shot the stars down to grant me a wish.
you are a master at rhymes i must say
his eyes can carry the fish
as I sit here and wander away
The only way north southern dish
the only thing keeping this day
Take the road to the east and follow the path that leadeth into the distance
is the butter that's breaded away
for the western road is full of misapprehension and candor
Bridge to stand alone cingular
hence my choice of the road less-traveled
through the colors of spring
i got a strategy
Irish Black
I'll get the fuck out of it
chester real estate
well done Liverpool
the faffers mob
get them hundred grands
I will never tell her I love her
God will undderstand
for she is pushing up daisies.
If the youngest son loses the gland
If the youngest son loses the gland
i hate writing essays
then one day we will all join a band.
i love your mom, ese
and hand in hand we'll stand, so grand
moms like to play chess-e
while scorning the collective works of ayn rand
I saw Nessie by the lake
while scorning the collective works of ayn rand
Buy the lake, her thirst to slake
and twisting 'round the serpentine ivy, the scepter...swift upon taleria the wielder!

There is sexual tension between Hamlet and Gertrude, his mother.

Ammelhede exists to this very day, and in 1933 thelocal tourist board put up a stone with this memorial inscription:"Amled ypperste / Oldtids-snille / teed sig tåbe /Til H‘vnens time / Kaaret paating / Af jyder til konge/ H jsat han hviler / Paa Ammel Hede" ( = "Amledthe greatest / Craftiest of Old / Acted a fool / Until the hour ofrevenge / Elected at the "Ting" / by Jutes to be king / raised high he rests /at Ammel Heath" [my translation]) So next time you visit Denmark, stopby Ammelhede, a few miles to the south-east of Randers -- don't eventhink about visiting the bogus 'Hamlet's Grave' between Elsinore andCopenhagen!

The Hamlet e-text contains the full text of the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
For an introductory handout, setting the stage for watching the play, .

If your child gets into it, go over as many of the as you can.

Only to be left for someone with desert-dry wit.
green waves wash over shattered stones
I hear the mermaid's pleasured moans
Everyone likes a little tail
without holes, tasting of perfection
In this act we all prevail
Summer is strong
O' sweet rank turtle, your baked loins envelope me
O' sweet rank turtle, your baked loins envelope me
and take me to a better time where i dindt mind
and take me to a better time where i dindt mind
I miss wisconsin
And my last name is Thomspon
And trumpet the coop to bleed an immaculate chorus
Someone tell him to quit sexing the horse
cause we is all gonna die
For the Queen of Scots, Mary was her name, did come back from beyond to share her warning
as heart and time fly
Kittys are funny.
my name is annie
is so poopy
Your direction of politics is so poopy
You have no life, you're just a band groupie
I can't stand it, it makes me loopy!
perch fishing
perch fishing
equals my love of wash dishing
now exempted from the task of cleaning out the ceiling
for you i am wishing
I tickle myself but there's no feeling
for jewels I'll be fishing
I fall on the floor in seizure, reeling!
where are you?

The death throes of Gertrude, the Queen, may be disturbing to sensitive children.

For quick discussion questions relating to this movie, .

Another excellent idea is to assign parts to several people in the class or the family or among friends and to read various scenes, or the entire play if you can.

The director intended this and it is part of the interpretation of the play.

Your father is this fabulous King who has won many victories.

i didn't know you were able
And yet the styrofoam makes the grade
And hit it with sticks
They're blessed with the Fonzie's aid
GO to the arcade
I think I smell Gatorade
The troubadors serenade
And make sure that you get paid
and the doors closed behind.
from the begining to the end ill be your man,
from the begining
Whisky in your heart
Whisky in your heart
I meet a fine Lady, too late in my life
Can play an ugly part
To entice and excite my loins