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Hamlet Goes Hollywood

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Hamlet Goes Hollywood

By: Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 9 M, 4 F, 8 flexible, extras (With doubling: 8 M, 4 F, 5 flexible)
Performance Time: Approximately 75-90 minutes, 69 pgs.

Hamlet Goes Hollywood

INTERACTIVE FARCE. Determined to make Hamlet a Hollywood blockbuster, a director elicits the help of Shakespeare to make a few “minor” changes to the script. Thinking the original script is trite and cliché, the director orders the cast to perform Hamlet as a zombie movie, a spy thriller, a puppet show, a science fiction movie, a home improvement show, a feminist movie, a western, a police drama, a vaudevillian/juggling show, a Broadway musical, an opera, and even a kung fu action flick. As the director swaps costumes and characters, chaos on the set intensifies when Ophelia insists on brandishing a sword, Laertes vies for a bigger part, and Shakespeare transforms himself into a rapper! This play is a fun way to introduce the story of Hamlet to students, and the even audience can join in on the fun!

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $336.00  (24 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Dwayne Yancey
Dwayne Yancey is a playwright from the Blue Ridge Mountains whose plays have been produced in 47 states and 17 countries. Mr. Yancey is a veteran of the community theatre stage.