Post-Hamlet

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You've read the play - now see the .ppt critics are calling, "Riverting...absurdly irreverent yet strikingly beautiful...the best thing to happen to happen at Microsoft since Bill Gates got pied."

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Post-Hamlet

  1. 1. In t h e b e g in n in g , ~ th e re w as …
  2. 2. “ Ha m le t QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. ”
  3. 3. Y o u k n o w …t h a t o n e M e l G ib s o n m o v ie ? P o o r Y o r ic k ; Y o , ‘ R a t io - I , lik e , K n e w h im ?
  4. 4. W e ll , it w a s w r it t e n b y t h is d u d e What a piece of work is a man QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. (William Shakespeare)
  5. 5. A n d t h e le a d r o le ( H a m le t ) h a s a ls o b e e n p la y e d b y t h e s e f e llo w s …
  6. 6. …b u t a ll o f t h a t g o t o ld p re tty fa s t.
  7. 7. A n d , w e ll , s o d id ‘ O le B ill QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  8. 8. O h , s u re , “ H a m le t ” c o n t in u e d t o QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. n c e s fo r g e n e ra ti s t ill p e r f o r m e d r e h ro u g h o u t th e w o r
  9. 9. In C h in a … QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Read about it here
  10. 10. In T u n is ia … QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. See it here
  11. 11. In C a n a d a … QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Stratford Shakespeare Festival
  12. 12. A n d in m a n y o t h e r p la c e s , in d iv e r s e f o r m a t s … QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  13. 13. “ Ha T h a t ’ s a w h o le lo t o f m le t QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. ”
  14. 14. In f a c t , “ H a m le t ” is w id e ly b e lie v e d t o b e t h e m o s t - p e r f o r m e d p la y in t h e E n g lis h la n g u a g e , a n d p e r h a p s t h e m o s t - p e r f o r m e d in m o d e r n Even is t o r y the h beyond live stage, there are over 50 films and screen adaptations that bear its name
  15. 15. But c o me o n, H a m le t
  16. 16. T h a t ’ s , lik e , s oo And 7 t h we ’re o n t u s ubje c t 1 while c e n the r y ! w hy Perchance (if I can be so bold) must it always be about
  17. 17. …h o w t o p u t t h is …
  18. 18. Aw , s h u c k s , I ’ ll ju s t s a y it
  19. 19. W H A T ’ S S O GREAT ABOUT YOU?!
  20. 20. I m e a n , OK, I know y o u ’ v e h a d to d e a l w it h s o m e p re tty h e a v y s tu ff
  21. 21. (Fratricide, patricide, clinical depression, repressed unconscious emotions, unrequited love, existential vexation, loneliness, skepticism, self-doubt, solipsism, Oedipal complexities, misogynistic rage, intellectual preoccupation, vanity, spiritual disquiet, pathological insecurity, borderline schizophrenia and/or multiple- personality disorder, your father’s spooky ghost, charming good looks that only a mother could love, a proclivity for engaging in some serious sophistry, one heck of a beef with the moral character of the human race, a somewhat far flung fascination with the discrepancy between the known and the unknown universe, a heated debate between you, yourself, and ye regarding fate and/vs. free will, a lot of good jokes we’re only just beginning to get, the loss of your bestest homies, and, of course, your own death)
  22. 22. Co me o n, th o u g h
  23. 23. IT’S TIME TO GET OVER ALL THAT STUFF
  24. 24. Le s t y e n o t fo rg e t: The rest of us have our own problems
  25. 25. s o me o ne o th e r th a n y o u r s e lf a nd ‘ poor
  26. 26. I k n o w th e re a re n ’ t m a n y o t h e r s in yo u r s to ry
  27. 27. (
  28. 28. B u t s u r e ly th e re ’ s o t h e r t a le s t o t e ll
  29. 29. L ik e …
  30. 30. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Move over, Shakespeare - it’s Tommy boy’s turn.)

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