Jude Law in 'Hamlet': What did the critics think?
One of the most talked-about productions of the current West End season, "Hamlet," starring Jude Law, has generated more advance buzz and online speculation than all of the blockbuster musicals playing in London put together.
Of course, much of the talk has centered around the play's pulchritudinous star, who is no stranger to audiences on either side of the pond. The Oscar-nominated Law, who has returned regularly to the stage between his Hollywood acting assignments, takes the role of Shakespeare's melancholy Dane for the first time in his career in a production from the Donmar Warehouse and directed by Michael Grandage. (The staging duties originally belonged to Kenneth Branagh, but he withdrew due to scheduling conflicts.)