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More on *Hamlet* Interpretations
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 299.  Friday, 14 May 1993.
 
(1)     From:   John Cox <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 May 1993 08:57 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
(2)     From:   Tad Davis <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 May 93 9:18:22 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
(3)     From:   Robert Burke <BURKE@RCKHRST1.bitnet>
        Date:   Friday, 14 May 1993 12:31:02 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
 
 
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Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 08:57 EST
Subject: 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
I have passed Ronald Dwelle's description of the Hope College *Hamlet* on to
John Tammi, who directed it.  I believe I'm right in saying that the inspira-
tion for multiple actors/actresses in the same role came from SHAKSPER.  I
sent Tammi several SHAKSPER notices about *Hamlet* productions last fall, when
he was planning the production.  Some (or one?) of them included the idea of
more than one person playing the same character.
 
John Cox
 
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Date:           Friday, 14 May 93 9:18:22 EDT
Subject: 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0294  Re: *Hamlet* Interpretations
 
I haven't seen it mentioned here (maybe I missed it in passing)... but I
just ran across Marvin Rosenberg's "The Masks of Hamlet" in the library. A
veritable feast for those who like to wallow in Shakespeare in general and
this play in particular. Rosenberg's "The Masks of Lear" was one of those
mind-bending books I read many years ago that helped cement me to
Shakespeare for life.
 
Tad Davis

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From:           Robert Burke <BURKE@RCKHRST1.bitnet>
Date:           Friday, 14 May 1993 12:31:02 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0296  *Hamlet Goes Business*
 
Since several have shared "interesting" adaptations of Hamlet, some might
be interested to hear of a small theatre group in Omaha sometime in the
winter of 1992.  They put on a production called Fortinbras Got Drunk.
Though I did not find the overall impact very compelling, the premise was fun:
the entire Hamlet story was a plot by the Norwegian government to undermine
the rule of Claudius.  In this version, the Ghost was a hired Norwegian
agent.  And if I recall Polonius was also in the Norwegian employ. Fun,
if ultimately unsuccessful.
 

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