Shakespop: Hamlet in "Doonesbury"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1137 Monday, 9 June 2003
From: Al Magary <
Date: Sunday, 8 Jun 2003 00:26:18 -0700
Subject: Shakespop: Hamlet in "Doonesbury"
Doonesbury Sunday strip of June 8, 2003, features Shakespeare for who
knows what reason.
B.D.: You're up for *what* role?
B.D.: But isn't she must younger than you?
Boopsie: That's why they call us actors.
Sid (on phone): Tony, Tony! You're bustin' my chops here!
What's wrong with Boopsie in the role of Ophelia?
Tony (voice on phone): She's too old, Sid.
Sid: Old? C'mon! We'll send her in for Botox! Clear up those lines in
Tony: Botox actresses can't do drama. They lose the ability to frown!
Sid: So what? She can act around it!
Tony: Sid, the character's suicidal!
Sid: So turn it into a comedy!
Tony: A comedy? "Hamlet"?
Sid (alone): <sigh...>
Sid (voice on phone): Sorry, babe, the script has problems.
Boopsie (on phone): "Hamlet" has problems?
See this drama in all four colors and two dimensions at
BTW I'm sure I should say, "(c) 2003 G.B. Trudeau"
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