H2016: The Grim, Bleak Hypocrite of Denmark

Today was a big, big day in #cbuhamlet history: the first table read. Nearly all of our Danes were in attendance — only a handful who had other commitments couldn’t make the read-through. It was a bit intimidating to see the long line of tables pushed together, and the towering stack of scripts waiting for…

Did Shakespeare Play the Ghost?

I had thought to append this as an afterthought to my Line By Line post about 1.1.49, but I decided it deserved its own post. You’ll recall how the two shared bits of dialogue that comprise line 49 both provide stage directions for the Ghost’s exit: MARCELLUS: It is offended. BARNARDO:                        See, it stalks away!…

H2016: What’s in a Dane?

With my Hamlet & Ophelia auditions drawing nigh (really damn nigh!), I realize I need to make some choices about what I’m after in these two characters. It’s all well and good to have faith that “my Hamlet” will emerge out of the woodwork on audition day. But it would be a latter-day tragedy if…