Hamlet II (Better than the Original)

by  Sam Bobrick

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  11m, 2f

Hamlet,but with a happier ending.

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Hamlet II (Better than the Original)

by  Sam Bobrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    11m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Shakespeare)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Hamlet, but with a happier ending. 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. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A brilliant spoof [...] you will love this silly sassy production [...] the play keeps moving and getting laughs." - 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 [...]" - East Hampton Star

"[...] Falling out of your seat hilarious [...]" - 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 [...]" - Long Beach Gazette

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • 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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: TIME: The year is 1217.

    PLACE: The royal castle in Elsinore, Norway

  • Additional Features: Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

11m, 2f

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

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Cast 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.

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Authors

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick( www.sambobrick.com ) 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, Get ...

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