[LMB] Hamlet, was Rom and Jules, was When World-Views Collide, books

John Lennard john.c.lennard at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 12:24:43 GMT 2022


Katherine: In an even more extremely limited casting, she was in ?A Two
Woman Hamlet? a couple of years ago, mostly as Hamlet, but also Laertes and
she and the other woman took turns as Gertrude and Ophelia.
https://dctheatrescene.com/2018/07/16/review-a-two-woman-hamlet-at-capital-fringe/.
The fight scene between Hamlet and Laertes was wonderful.

John: I bet -- it sounds marvellous. Was Ophelia's grave involved? In the
early texts (Q1, Q2, F) only Q1 has Hamlet leap into the grave, and how it
might have been staged is a poser. Sure, there's the stage-trap, but was it
really big enough for two people to fight *in*? And what could spectators
see if Hamlet and Laertes did jump in? Problems, problems. My favourite
version is the one in *Twin Peaks*, at Laura's funeral, where her two
boyfriends fight, and crash into the grave on top of the lowered coffin --
sending the auto-lowerer into cycle so they are both in the grave, then out
of it, then in it again, then out again ...

-- 
John Lennard, MA DPhil. (Oxon.), MA (WU)

Associate Member, Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Independent Scholar
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