Riz Ahmed to Play Hamlet for Netflix: Critical Linking for October 21st, 2017

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    1. Get excited about Riz Ahmed playing Hamlet. Fresh from his Emmy win for HBO’s The Night Of, Riz Ahmed is setting up a feature role, and it will be one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters. The actor is sealing a deal with Netflix to star in his contemporary adaptation of Hamlet. The version was developed by the actor with writer Mike Lesslie (Macbeth, Assassins Creed), whom he’d known from college.
    2. Consider downloading the most funded app ever on KickstarterOn September 19th, Wyner launched a Kickstarter campaign for a language-learning app called Fluent Forever. It quickly became the most funded app in Kickstarter history, surpassing its $250,000 funding goal in just over 17 hours. As of today, the campaign has 3,639 backers with a total funding of $495,134.
    3. Watch this great video about why we should still care about Virginia Woolf:

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