This play centers on
the plight of a famous TV actor, Andrew Rally, who has accepted the role of
Hamlet, but is uncertain of his own ability to act Shakespeare. Luckily, he
is aided by the ghost of the great Shakespearean actor John Barrymore, who
returns to earth to give Andrew some pointers. Torn between desire and fear,
Andrew must accept the challenge of playing the greatest role in the
I Hate Hamlet is magical and enchanted, yet farcical and
fast-paced: fairy tale meets stand-up comedy. It contains all the tricks of
the trade that make the theatre exciting: swordplay, foreign accents,
seductions, the play-within-the-play, and lots of big acting.
This production gave students experience working with fragmented scene
design and special effects.
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