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“To be or not to be. That is the question”. Grounded on Hamlet’s famous soliloquy in William Shakespeare’s play, the radio drama “The Countdown” brings these philosophical themes to the listeners’ attention, transposing them into a present-day situation, rooted in reality, in a drama of modern world: war. A military unit on a mission undergoes an extreme situation, where the humanity of the soldiers, their fear confronted with danger, are dissimulated by means of mundane conversation. The radio script highlights the final moments in the life of these soldiers to the point their vehicle is ambushed, they get trapped and eventually meet their tragic end. Shakespeare’s text and the themes reflected in this monologue re-acquaint listeners with the present-day importance of the great British playwright.

  • Script : English
  • Year : 2014
  • Country : Romania
  • Running time :06'00"
  • Subject :Radio recorded plays
  • Showing of extracts allowed : Yes
  • Limit Country : No