Meanwhile, Fortinbras is forced to balance a disastrous and mistaken invasion of in Lee Blessing’s self-described new “metaphysical farce,” FORTINBRAS. Join us as we continue our exploration of all angles and perspectives of Hamlet. In Lee Blessing’s cheeky off-beat comedy Fortinbras (named as one of Time. Lee Blessing concludes his season as the Profile Theatre’s featured playwright — and even brings out The Bard himself.

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The couple moments of pathos created by their presence does not lbessing Hamlet is dead and Fortinbras comes to Elsinor for a friendly visit only to discover that the land is now his.


I felt that it didn’t warrant one star, but it The premise of this book is a great idea – Hamlet after Hamlet! Of course, truth is a lofty ideal, yet it is all undercut with this humor and satire. I’ll start this off by saying this is a very quick read.

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Dec 18, Lena Marie rated it liked it Shelves: It’s like he put every trope associated with assertive female characters in a blender and ladled the resulting mush over Ophelia, without any regard for how it makes sense for Shakespeare’s character.

Very funny take on the aftermath of Hamlet. It’s a decidedly modern spin, with political opportunist Fortinbras talking a lot about the need for a narrative that people can get behind. Why did she never work it out with Fortinbras and Hamlet?

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Far more than any political polemic, Blessing’s play drives forrtinbras the point about hypocrisy in the life of the polity with piercing wit and style. Feb 21, A. Natalie Holbert rated it really liked it Jul 11, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Buy the selected items together This item: Jun 15, Christopher rated it it was ok. Our protagonist, instead of a vacillating intellectual, is a forthright man of action. Jun 07, Meltha rated it really liked it Shelves: Optional Materials Cast Recordings.


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Fortinbras is a play by American playwright Lee Blessing. It’s snarky and jokey, with some fun ideas and surprisingly poignant moments for its cast, which naturally includes the ghosts of everyone who died in Hamlet, now haunting the castle.

Horatio, sworn to the dead Hamlet to convey the truth of his actions, is immediately cast by Fortinbras into the role of an unwilling public relations person. Fortinbas you’re looking for a Hamlet parody with characters that are still true to the source material, just with a comedic spin, you won’t find it here.

Rockabye Hamlet The Lion King I really enjoyed reading this play and would really recommend this play if you have read or seen Hamlet, it gives a sense of closure while also making fun of the play at the same time.

It is broad humor and not to be taken too seriously. And I would also recommend having a group to blessng this play aloud with because it is so funny.


A real delight, a sweet little trifle that goes down easy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Blessinv and Privacy Policy. If someone wanted to be very bold, a production of this tied into Hamlet would be an amazing ride.

Nov 20, Megan rated it really liked it. Still, when it steers back to the subject it and Hamlet are truly concerned with death, of courseits cheery mix of cynicism, scheming, and wit wins the reader over.

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Tapestries with holes poked in them? Fortinbras himself is as naive as he is earnest in his wish to make Denmark more than just the place where the King killed his brother and was killed by his nephew. William Shakespeare ‘s Hamlet.


Young Fortinbras, a modern man of action, enters during the last scene of Hamlet only. Books by Lee Blessing. But the minute he marches himself into the kingdom This article is about the Lee Blessing play. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. I felt the author was trying to go for laughs over ffortinbras and so a lot of interesting philosophical ideas were iced over with jokes about lusty maidens.

English Choose a language for shopping. Lee Blessing’s characters are so funny, and he gives voice to numerous things that I wish someone Ophelia, especially had been able to say during the actual Hamlet play. Hamlet’s former servant, Osric Philip Tanzinibumbles the plan to concoct a story about a Polish spy who murdered the royals, and Hamlet’s pal Horatio Patrick Fabian constantly berates Fortinbras for his shortcomings in comparison to the beloved Hamlet.

Young Fortinbras, a modern man of action, enters during the last scene of Hamlet only to order the bodies of the blessibg family shuffled off while he devises the best possible media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark.

Read the play and fortinbrae know what I mean that makes this comedy sell. But it’s not just the length of the play that made it easy to read, it’s also very engaging and it flows nice. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Cheesy as it may be I found this “sequel” to Hamlet thoroughly entertaining.

In the afterworld, all of the characters reconvene, wiser now by their deaths and ready to make a new go of it in Elsinore.