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Shakespearean Master Kenneth Branagh Picks The Bard's Most Mysterious Play

03/06/2015 05:39 pm ET | Updated Mar 06, 2015

While discussing his new film with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, Kenneth Branagh paused to marvel at the layered nature of Shakespeare's work. He's thrilled, he says, by the "mystery in the web of it all."

"I like the fact that it's an open question mark," he said. "The thing I find with Shakespeare is you never get to the end of it. So you answer some piece satisfactorily, you think you find the clue to the character or you found a great way to stage it on film or on stage, and then some other question opens up, which I think is what happens when you have great poetry."

Branagh also shared his pick for the most mysterious Shakespearean play and explored some of the questions it raises that scholars and dramaturges still can't completely answer centuries later.

Find out Branagh's choice in the video above, and click here to watch his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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