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Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0054. Saturday, 22 January 1994.
 
(1)     From:   John Lavagnino <LAV@BRANDEIS>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 11:36 EST
        Subj:   Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
 
(2)     From:   Jerald Bangham <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 18:49:19
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
 
 
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From:           John Lavagnino <LAV@BRANDEIS>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 11:36 EST
Subject:        Re: *Skinhead Hamlet*
 
Since it doesn't seem to be mentioned in the file, it should be recorded
that the author of the Skinhead Hamlet is Richard Curtis (best known as
one of the authors of the Black Adder TV series, which plays some other
games with our man's writings).  I've heard that one place to find this
text (besides the SHAKSPER list) is in the Faber Book of Parodies.
 
John Lavagnino
Department of English, Brandeis University
 
[Thanks, it will be so noted in a revised copy of the file.  --HMC]
 
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From:           Jerald Bangham <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 18:49:19
Subject: 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0051  *Skinhead Hamlet*
 
>[I have gotten the file by ftp and added it to the SHAKSPER Filserver as
>SKINHEAD HAMLET.  WARNING: the vocabulary is dominated by the proverbial
>four-letter word.  If you would like a copy of SKINHEAD HAMLET, send this
>one-line e-mail message GET SKINHEAD HAMLET SHAKSPER to LISTSERVer:
>LISTSERV@UTORONTO.BITNET.   --HMC]
>
 
I saw this a few Christmasses ago in London as part of a lunchtime
show that included Doggs Hamlet and Thurber's Macbeth Murder Mystery.
 
The same week I saw "The Complete Works" by the Reduced Shakespeare
Co.
 
I've just returned from the first Christmas in London where I saw no
Shakespeare. I did see the best production of a Moliere play I've ever
seen which is some compensation.
 
Jerry Bangham
Internet:   
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