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A Danish Soap or The Danes of Our Lives

7 Male, 6 Female

Peter Filichia Price: $8.99

Wishing to regain his popularity, Shakespeare gets permission to return to earth in order to make a box office smash out of his most popular hit Hamlet - as a soap opera!

And why not? It already has everything - a slew of murders, love affairs, familial conniving

So with high flying fun, playwright Filichia unfolds the dreadful tale of Hamlet's woes in the manner of the ever-popular soaps as seen on daytime television

Included in this hilarious spoof are many of the classic characters but with wacky twists: Rosa Krantz and Gilda Stern as real estate agents, Polonius as a cliche writer for television commercials

And delightful plot alterations: Hamlet visiting a psychoanalyst, the Players' scene as a late night movie - The Guilt of Gonzago's Murders

This delightfully zany one-act comedy has won local and regional competitions and will prove popular not only for production, but for classroom reading as well

Runs about 30 minutes

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