Something Rotten in Denmark

by  Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

A rollicking farce, this is a rehearsal of the original Hamlet in Shakespeare's time but with many anachronisms. The ghost is here and Hamlet is in drag. The story unfolds with hyperbole upon hyperbole and with gargantuan gestures of every sort. It ends with everybody in a kind of square dance tossi…

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Something Rotten in Denmark

by  Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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A rollicking farce, this is a rehearsal of the original Hamlet in Shakespeare's time but with many anachronisms. The ghost is here and Hamlet is in drag. The story unfolds with hyperbole upon hyperbole and with gargantuan gestures of every sort. It ends with everybody in a kind of square dance tossing candy kisses to the audience, leaving them smiling from ear to ear. In Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 18th Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Reviews

"I laughed, and then laughed, and then laughed again." - AG

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Simple unit set
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Ann Karine (AKA Annie G.)

Ann Karine is a NYC playwright. Her play Hermaphroditie was chosen to be in the Best American Short Plays Of 2002-2003. Deadline, a new play, is a hilarious farce and send up of Wall Street. Incommunicado, Inc. or Edge Stew was performed at the Cardboard Box Collaborative in Philadelphia. It’s Only a Test and A Well Ta ...

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