February 01, 2008

This made me laff

Shakespeare was never like that when I was at hight school swotting endlessly over him, but if it had been, it would have been so much more enjoyable and comprehensible.
The Skinhead Hamlet (translated from Ye Olde English by Richard Curtis Esq.) My favourite scene:


Ophelia's Bedroom.
      (Enter OPHELIA and LAERTES.)
LAERTES: I'm fucking off now. Watch Hamlet doesn't slip you one while I'm gone.
OPHELIA: I'll be fucked if he does.

I can see a film version with Tim Roth (anno "Made in Britain") as Hamlet, Ray Winstone as Claudius, and Catherine Tate as Ophelia

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