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Hamlet II (Better than the Original) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Hamlet II (Better than the Original)

Sam Bobrick

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Full Length Play, Comedy

11m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573619830

Hamlet, but with a happier ending. Guildenstern and Rosencrantz are Groucho and Harpo. Ophelia is a slut and Hamlet is a pest.

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Shakespeare)

90 minutes

Time Period - 16th Century / Elizabethan

Settings Of Play - TIME: The year is 1217.

PLACE: The royal castle in Elsinore, Norway

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Stage Combat

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Hamlet, but with a happier ending. Guildenstern and Rosencrantz are Groucho and Harpo, Ophelia is a slut and Hamlet is a pest. If you've had trouble grasping the intent of Shakespeare's classic endeavor, this should clear it up once and for all. The text remains very true to good old Will's basic fundamentals. 

REVIEWS

"A brilliant spoof... you will love this silly sassy production... the play keeps moving and getting laughs." Debbie Tuma - East Hamptom Independent

"Hamlet II is a hoot... a youthful entergetic, send-up of Shakespeare's classic. It's a laugh a minute... The action is fast, funny and furious..." Gaby Rodgers - East Hampton Star

"...Falling out of your seat hilarious..." Lee Davis - Southampton Press

"Besides making us roar with laughter, it also gives us an intelligent context with which to appreciate the humor in the business as usual of rulers and their realms..." James Scarborough - Long Beach Gazette

Characters

CASTING

11m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Thirteen characters that can be doubled up - requiring seven to nine actors.

HAMLET - Prince of Denmark
GERTRUDE - Queen of Denmark, Hamlet's mother
CLAUDIUS - King of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle
GHOST - Ghost of Denmark, Hamlet's father
HORATIO - Hamlet's best friend
POLONIUS - Lord Chamberlain
LAERTES - Son of Polonius
OPHELIA - Daughter of Polonius
ROSENCRANTZ - A college friend of Hamlet's
GUILDENSTERN - Another college friend of Hamlet's
FRANCISCO - A soldier
BERNARNDO - Another soldier
GRAVEDIGGER - A gravedigger

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without William Shakespeare’s blessing - Hamlet II (Better Than The Original). Twenty-one of ... view full profile

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