Wednesday, November 01, 2006


"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it".

To the Cube, a curious building strangely constructed within the Memorial Theatre, wherein I saw Hamlet in 55 minutes [that's enough Pepys: Ed.] Dov Weinstein plays all the parts, or rather he voice-overs his Tiny Ninjas, recruited from an Oregon vending machine, in a rattlingly-fast American accent. You get to see the murder of Polonius [called Corambis, as this is the Bad Quarto version] from behind the arras, and Ophelia drowns in real water, and it all ends...well, I won't spoil it for you. It's a fantastic evening of pure and serious pleasure. And it is Shakespeare.

Here's Dov's recent comment on star casting,
"Some companies, when transferring a show to Broadway, would attempt to fill the title roles with big-name actors to boost sales. We're just not that kind of company."
You can create your own Tiny Ninja scene via his website - see link.

Personal Star Rating [out of five] ****


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