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Shakespop: Hamlet in "Doonesbury"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1137  Monday, 9 June 2003

From:           Al Magary <
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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.

Dialogue:

Scene 1:
B.D.:  You're up for *what* role?
Boopsie:  Ophelia.
B.D.:  But isn't she must younger than you?
Boopsie:  That's why they call us actors.

Scene 2:
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
no time!
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...>

Scene 3:
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
http://www.ucomics.com/doonesbury/2003/06/08/

BTW I'm sure I should say, "(c) 2003 G.B. Trudeau"

Al Magary

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