I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Stetson University Stover Theatre
September 1995
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 English-speaking theatre.

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.







 Review from the student newspaper

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