Ophelia Thinks Harder
5 Male, 5 Female
J Betts & W Shakespeare Price: $14.95
This is a "thoroughly revised" version of Hamlet ...
"Set in a sprawl of bedding and rumpled clothes, gorgeously costumed in vibrant grunge, the Play is a passionate exploration of female myth and reality. Patriarchy, marriage, the cult of the virgin, the countless sophisms used to put women down - all get a right going over" ~ Listener
"History is re-written, speeches are doctored and, best of all, the best lines go to the incredibly hard-thinking Ophelia ... Hamlet is doctored woth one mighty sharp blade to make this a fantastic farce to rival the best of Shakespeare's. Don't miss this perfect play pillaging" ~ Capital Times
These 19 characters can be played with a minimum of 9 actors doubling, if preferred
This riotous reworking of Hamlet featuring Ophelia, her maid, St Joan and a couple of locals -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - 7 male, 12 female