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Re: Hamlet Parody
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1989  Tuesday, 14 August 2001

[1]     From:   Stevie Gamble <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Aug 2001 08:56:30 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody

[2]     From:   Charles Weinstein <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Aug 2001 00:15:43 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody

[3]     From:   Michael A. Morrison <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 14 Aug 2001 02:14:08 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1970 Hamlet Parody


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From:           Stevie Gamble <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Aug 2001 08:56:30 EDT
Subject: 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody

>  Stoppard's "Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth" contains a 15 minute Hamlet
>  followed by an even shorter encore.
>
>  And this brings me to a shameless plug -- I am appearing in a production
>  of this play, opening next week in DC.  For anyone in the area, we open
>  August 15 and run through September 2.  Details can be found at
>  http://go.to/longacrelea
>
>  Cheers,
>  Harry Teplitz

Well, I've refrained up to now from mentioning Hamlet! The Musical!,
since it runs at around 65 minutes, and the original request was for a
full length H...  But in the happy spirit of shameless plugging I will
note that it is currently running at C venues, on the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival, and that notwithstanding a dreadful review in the Scotsman we
completely sold out on the day the review appeared, nine days after the
critic actually saw the show. I can only assume that the other reviews,
and word of mouth, are filling seats, which is nice since I costumed the
show...

Best wishes, and good luck with Stoppard,
Stevie

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From:           Charles Weinstein <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Aug 2001 00:15:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1980 Re: Hamlet Parody

Many years ago, I was told of a burlesque or travesty called
"Oklahamlet," which retells the story of the melancholy Dane using the
framework and tunes of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.  I remember
only one detail:  Ophelia and Hamlet sing a duet entitled "People Will
Say We're Insane."

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From:           Michael A. Morrison <
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Date:           Tuesday, 14 Aug 2001 02:14:08 EDT
Subject: 12.1970 Hamlet Parody
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1970 Hamlet Parody

See also W. S. Gilbert's Hamlet parody, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern"
[first published serially in Fun Magazine, 12, 19, and 26 Dec 1874], in
Nineteenth-Century Dramatic Burlesques of Shakespeare: A Selection of
British Parodies. A Facsimile Edition. Edited with an Introduction by
Jacob B.  Salomon. Darby, PA: Norwood Editions, 1980. This book also
features facsimile editions of John Poole, "Hamlet Travestie" [First
published 1810]; Francis Talfourd, "Macbeth, Somewhat Removed from the
Text of Shakespeare" [First published 1850]; and William Brough,
"Perdita; or The Royal Milkmaid" [Winter's Tale parody. First published
1856].

Best to all,
Michael A. Morrison

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