Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009


The perils of big stars on Broadway, part 2: Jude Law, the Brit screen heartthrob who climbs Shakespeare's mountainous role in this London transfer, is as lucid, magnetic and high-energy a Hamlet as you're ever likely to see. Too high-energy, apparently, for some of the critics, who decided that he lacked depth. But who needs another snoozy, melancholy Dane? Law understands both the verse and the demands of the stage: he compels you to watch, and feel.