The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1300 Monday, 13 May 2002
From: Tanya Gough <
Date: Friday, 10 May 2002 16:37:51 -0400
Subject: Hamlet Spoof Poem
The following comes from Richard Morris' collection _Assyrians_
(Brooklyn, NY: The Smith, 1968). Apologies for strong language.
A gloomy castle. Six corpses are scattered around on the floor. Some of
them look as though they have been poisoned; others have been run
through with swords. HORATIO stands looking at them. He has a stupid
look on his face. FORTINBRAS enters. HORATIO pays him no attention,
but goes on staring at the bodies. Then he begins to speak.
HORATIO: Goodnight, sweet prince - -
Before he can get any further, FORTINBRAS turns around and walks out,
muttering to himself.
FORTINBRAS: Fucking Danes.
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