❚ THE MOST QUOTED PLAY in the English language now becomes a YouTube mash-up. Ex-Balliol Oxford graduate Geoff Klock is an assistant prof teaching English at BMCC in New York City who set out to show his students just how deeply Hamlet has worked his way into our culture. Klock created this 15-minute video with clips from 198 movies and TV shows that quote or discuss Shakespeare’s greatest play. We hear commentaries from Homer Simpson and Orson Welles, from Mark Wahlberg and Blackadder. We see scores of stars playing Hamlet, from Christian Slater, Robert Downey Jr, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Benny, David Tennant to Captain Picard and beyond.
➢ More literate fun from Klock, the hyperactive pedagogue