Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0061. Tuesday, 25 January 1994.
From: Mary Jane Miller <
Date: Monday, 24 Jan 94 12:21:07 -0500
Subject: 5.0058 Re: *Skinhead Hamelt*
Comment: Re: SHK 5.0058 Re: *Skinhead Hamelt*
And then there was the "real" skinhead Hamlet by the London Theatre Group
directed by Steven Berkoff at the Roundhouse in May of 1980. Cast of 9,
all in black, with pins in noses and nails in clothing [no Poor Tom
though] most of it shouted at over-proof volume. I wanted to leave at the
interval but my husband [we were on our honeymoon] made me stay until the
end. He thought <something else> would happen. It didn't. I must admit,
though, that the 20 or so Skinheads from the neighbourhood (?) seemed to
love it. but I also wonder what they made of the note on flyer/ one page
programme, which I have in front of me - "please leave the building
quietly - this is a residential area".
Mary Jane Miller,
Dept. of Film Studies, Dramatic and Visual Arts,
St. Catharines, Ontario,
Canada, L2S 3A1.