From the 3-Part “The Learning Zone” series on David Tennant’s Hamlet
I think Hamlet, as a play, is clearly defined by who plays Hamlet. It takes on the character of the actor playing Hamlet and what they bring to it.
—- Gregory Doran (Director)
There’s one particular thing that everyone always asks me about, is that David wears a red t-shirt with a sort-of muscle imprint on it, and that was something very much that we came up together with. We tried all sorts of things like Superman t-shirts and things with emblems on and it was all too specific. In a sense that’s a sort of ghost image that he’s wearing on his shirt - it’s like we’re sort of seeing through him like an x-ray.
—- Robert Jones (Set and Costume Designer)