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Liev Schreiber Auditions for "Ray Donovan" as Hamlet

In 2000, Liev Schreiber played the lead in Hamlet. Today, he stars as the titular character in Showtime's hit series "Ray Donovan." Watch the actor, who is featured in W Magazine's August 2016 issue, combine his past and present by auditioning for the role of Ray Donovan, bringing his Southie accent to a Shakespearean monologue.

Released on 6/29/2016

Credits

Starring: Liev Schreiber

Transcript

00:00
Hi, I'm Liev Schreiber.
00:02
This is my audition for Ray Donnvan.
00:07
To be or not to be, that-
00:13
To be or not to be, no.
00:18
Is that right?
00:19
But it's the heartaches and the thousand natural shocks.
00:23
Ready?
00:24
(claps)
00:25
This is Ray as Hamlet.
00:31
To be or not to be,
00:35
that is the question.
00:38
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings
00:40
and arrows of outrageous fortune
00:44
or to take arms against a sea of troubles
00:47
and by opposing, end them.
00:50
To die.
00:53
To sleep no more.
00:56
And by a sleep to say we end the heartaches
00:58
and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to
01:01
'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
01:05
To die.
01:08
To sleep.
01:11
To sleep, perchance to dream.
01:13
Ay, there's the rub.