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Spinoffs: Tom Jones, Hamletmachine, *WT*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 38. Tuesday, 5 Feb 1991.
 
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Comment: Re: SHK 2.0037  Shakespearean Spinoffs: Novels, Music, Film
 
More Shakespeare tangents: in Henry Fielding's _Tom Jones_, the foolish
schoolmaster Partridge is taken to a production of _Hamlet_, with some fine
comic results: he sees the play as literal reality, wants to warn characters
of the danger they're in, &c.  As for the "Scottish play," see several of the
theatrical mysteries of Dame Ngaio Marsh.  Indeed, mysteries are a rich field
for such things.  Edmund Crispin has at least one based on a lost play, and a
glove (but the title escapes me now), and the lost play/manuscript topos is
not unusual in the genre...  -- Kevin Berland
 
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Comment:      Re: SHK 2.0037  Shakespearean Spinoffs: Novels, Music, Film
 
Along the spinoff line, Hamletmachine by Heinrich Muller should be
added to the list.  A most memorable moment occurs when Hamlet says to
Ophelia, "I want to be a woman," and puts on her dress.
 
In other news, auditions are being held at Brown University for the
musically-adapted *Winter's Tale*, which looks to be an interesting,
if not a great show.  I don't know that it should be added to the list,
but I will keep everyone updated on it.
 

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