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“The costumes are contemporary (Hamlet, as is usual, wears funereal black, Claudius and Gertrude and their court are decked out in silvery gray in what could be the 1940s or 1950s.) In her stiff upsweep and Elizabeth Hope Clancy's equally stiff, stylized silver outfits, she's one of the coldest Gertrudes I've ever seen. She does literally let her hair down in the big confrontation scene with Hamlet, but the iceberg queen image never quite disappears, even when she realizes that she's been poisoned.”

- Elyse Sommer,

Tony Howell

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