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If live theatre is a dying art form, Benedict Cumberbatch is politely lifting it up from the grave.

Hey guys, you're awesome, just chill out with the phones. I love you. (via Getty)
Hey guys, you're awesome, just chill out with the phones. I love you. (via Getty)

Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet at London's Barbican theater, and there hasn't been this much anticipation for a show since Daniel Radcliffe whipped out his dick for that horse play.

It already stirred controversy just after opening for previews last week. Some critics reviewed it just based off of the previews, which led to a huge public argument over whether it's okay to review plays before their proper opening. The latest piece of drama surrounding the drama has to do with another issue, though: the ongoing crisis surrounding our inability to behave like proper human beings at the theater. After Saturday night's show, Cumberbatch gave an impromptu speech at the stage door, in which he asked audience members not to film or photograph the performance.

Sources: Vanity Fair