tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jan 06 00:17:48 1999
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Re: Putting on Hamlet in April
- From: WestphalWz@aol.com
- Subject: Re: Putting on Hamlet in April
- Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 03:17:07 EST
In a message dated 1/4/1999 2:28:05 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
<< First, I'd forget about sets or anything except costumes and hand props.
All you need is a bare stage with proper lighting. Second, I'd skip
involved scenes with lots of people or those which are integral to
the plot. This way, you can keep the cast list down. Pick a couple of
scenes that will be recognizable even in Klingon; the graveyard scene at the
beginning, the Soliloquy and the scene where Hamlet mocks Ophelia (with the
"Get thee to a nunnery" line) come to mind. Third, provide a program with
the Klingon and English in facing columns, so people can follow along.
Finally, pick scenes with lots of intrinsic interest, so people's attention
doesn't waver (Hamlet should really "ham" it up in the Soliloquy, Ophelia
can chew the scenery, maybe you could include the sword fight at the end if
your actors are up to it), and keep it short (probably 20 minutes tops.) >>
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