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Re: How about "Hamlet! The Musical"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2122  Wednesday, 23 October 2002

From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Oct 2002 04:21:13 +0000
Subject: 13.2114 Re: How about "Hamlet! The Musical"
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2114 Re: How about "Hamlet! The Musical"

There seem to have been several different productions of "Hamlet: The
Panto" in England.  A Google search for the exact phrase "Hamlet the
Panto" reveal a surprising number of references on the internet.

For those who aren't familiar with English Pantos, they are comic
stagings of classic stories, usually with a female playing the male hero
and a man in drag playing a comic older woman character.  They almost
always have songs, and often an animal.  In one of the "Hamlet: The
Panto" productions, it seems that Osric was an ostrich.

Richard Nathan

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