Kenneth Branagh On Why Hamlet is the Most "Mysterious" of Shakespeare's Plays

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Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, who has starred or directed in several film and stage versions of Shakespeare plays, told the Huffington Post that Hamlet was the most "mysterious" of all of the Bard's plays.

Speaking of Hamlet Branagh commented, "There's a mystery in the web of it all. It's like that sweet line in "Shakespeare in Love" where Geoffrey Rush says, "It's all a mystery." I like that, the fact that it's an open question mark." "The thing I find with Shakespeare is that you never get to the end of it. You answer some piece satisfactorily, you think you find the clue to the character or a great way to stage it on film or on stage and then some other question opens up which is what I think happens when you have great poetry. There is mystery and it keeps unfolding. Fairy tales, in a different way do the same thing."

Branagh's film credits include his Academy Award nominated performance in "Henry V," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Othello," and "Hamlet." He also has numerous notable stage credits; in 2013 he starred and co-directed Macbeth which was screened in cinemas internationally as part of National Theatre Live. Branagh made his Broadway debut at the helm of The Play What I Wrote in 2003.

Branagh is currently promoting his film "Cinderella" starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden. The movie will be released in theatres March 13.

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