The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2122 Wednesday, 23 October 2002
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.
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