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Re: Skinhead Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0492  Wednesday, 20 February 2002

[1]     From:   Brian Willis <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Feb 2002 10:12:58 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet

[2]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Feb 2002 20:00:06 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet


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From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Feb 2002 10:12:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet

As part of the UCLA Shakespeare Reading and Performance Group, I have
seen our group perform this piece a few years ago. The results were
hilarious laughter from the audience and a short attitude-filled
concentration of Hamlet onstage. This short parody definitely plays
better than it reads.

Brian Willis

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Feb 2002 20:00:06 -0000
Subject: 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0483 Skinhead Hamlet

> Following is a link to a skinhead version of Hamlet.  I found it amusing
> so I thought I'd share.  It does have a fair bit of language, that's why
> I only posted the link.
>
> http://theatre.asn.au/read.php3?num=8&id=5164&thread=5164
>
> Donna Williams

Many thanks for this link, Donna.  The original text was (I +think+)
published over the leaves of several days in _Not the 1990 Calendar_.
(I'm think that's about the right time-period, but not the exact year --
anyone know?)

I once had the text (I laughed aloud and loudly when I first read it)
but lost it a few years ago.  Nice to have the words back.

Robin Hamilton

(There seems to be one follow-up posted to the Skinhead Hamlet:

Author: Auctor (203.59.21.50)
Date:   19-02-02 14:58

If you're going to use Richard Curtis' work in its entirety to advertise
your play, it would be nice to:
a> attribute the writer; and,
b> send him a couple of free tickets. I'll even offer myself as a proxy
if
he can't make it.
=)
Auctor

-- This seems to imply that someone called Richard Curtis wrote the
text. Anyone clarify this?  Or am I (mis)remembering a totally different
Skinhead Hamlet?)

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