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Hamlet: Who Cuts It Best?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1561  Monday, 23 August 2004

From:           Roy Flannagan <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Aug 2004 07:11:35 -0400
Subject:        Hamlet: Who Cuts It Best?

I have a simple question, on behalf of a young director: is there a
published version of a two-hour Hamlet?  I believe one could get
Zefferelli's version in book form, but that would entail getting rid of
the opening scenes and transposing others out of sequence.

When you are a director and have to cut the play to two hours or a
little more, where is your best guide to making the cuts?

Thanks for any help.

Roy Flannagan

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