Tom Stoppard 15 Minute Hamlet (1976)

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    Tom Stoppard 15 Minute Hamlet (1976)


Enter Shakespeare, bows.

    SHAKESPEARE: For this relief, much thanks. I.1.8 (Francisco) Though I am native here, and to the manner born, I.iv.14-15 (Hamlet) It is a custom more honoured in the breach I.iv.15 (Hamlet) Than in the observance I.iv.16 (Hamlet) Well. I.iv.90 (Horatio) Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. III.i.56 (Hamlet) To be, or not to be, that is the question. I.v.174 (Hamlet) There are more things in heaven and earth I.v.175 (Hamlet) Than are dreamt of in your philosophy - V.ii.10 There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, V.ii.11 Rough hew them how we will II.ii.205 Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. III.iv.180 I must be cruel only to be kind; III.ii.22 Hold, as t’were, the mirror up to nature. I.ii.231 A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.

    (LADY in audience shouts “Marmalade”.)

    The lady doth protest too much. III.ii.225 Cat will mew, and Dogg will have his day! V.i. 287 (Bows and exits. End of prologue.)


Encore signs appear above each screen. Flourish of

    trumpet, crown hinges up. Enter CLAUDIUS and


    CLAUDIUS: Our sometime sister, now our Queen, I.ii.8 (Enter HAMLET.)

    Have we taken to wife. I.ii.10 e 14 (Crown hinges down.)

    HAMLET: That it should come to this! I.ii. 137 (Exit CLAUDIUS and GERTRUDE. Wind noise. Moon

    hinges up. Enter HORATIO above.)

    HORATIO: My lord, I saw him yesternight I.ii.189 The King, your father. I.ii.190 HAMLET: Angels and ministers of grace defend us! I.iv.39 (Exit, running, through the rest of speech.)

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. I.iv.90 (Enter GHOST above)

    GHOST: I am thy father’s spirit. I.v.9 The serpent that did sting thy father’s life I.v.39 (Enter HAMLET above.)

    Now wears his crown. I.v.40 HAMLET: O my prophetic soul! I.v.41 Hereafter I shall think meet I.v.179 To put an antic disposition on. I.v.180 (Moon hinges down. Exeunt.

    Short flourish of trumpets. Enter POLONIUS below,

    running. Crown hinges up.)

    POLONIUS: Look where sadly the poor wretch comes. II.ii.168 (Queen) (Exit POLONIUS, running. Enter HAMLET.)

    HAMLET: I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play II.ii-584-585 Have by the very cunning of the scene been struck. II.ii-586-587 (Enter CLAUDIUS, GERTRUDE, OPHELIA, MARCELLUS

    and HORATIO joking. ALL sit to watch imaginary play, puppets appear above screen.) If he but blench, I know my course. II.ii.593 (Masque music. CLAUDIUS rises.) The King rises ! III.ii.260 (Ophelia) ALL: Give o’er the play ! III.ii.262 (Polonius) (Exeunt ALL except GERTRUDE and HAMLET. Crown hinges down.) HAMLET: I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pounds. III.ii.280-281 (Enter POLONIUS, goes behind arras. Short flourish of trumpets.) Mother, you have my father much offended. III.iv.9 GERTRUDE: Help! III.iv.21 POLONIUS: Help, Ho! III.iv.22 HAMLET: (Stabs POLONIUS.) Dead for a ducat, dead! III.iv.23 (POLONIUS falls dead off-stage. Exit GERTRUDE and HAMLET. Short flourish of trumpets. Enter CLAUDIUS followed by HAMLET.) CLAUDIUS: Hamlet, this deed must send thee hence IV.iv.40 e 42 (Exit HAMLET.) Do it, England. IV.iv.68 (Exit CLAUDIUS. Enter OPHELIA, falls to ground. Rises and pulls gravestone to cover herself. Bell tolls twice. Enter GRAVEDIGGER and HAMLET.) HAMLET: A pirate gave us chase. I alone became their e 18 prisoner (Lettera di Hamlet

     (Takes skull from GRAVEDIGGER.) a Horatio) Alas poor Yorick - but soft (Returns skull to V.i.178, 210, GRAVEDIGGER.) -This is I, V.i.250 Hamlet the Dane ! V.i.251 (Exit GRAVEDIGGER. Enter LAERTES.) LAERTES: The devil take thy soul! V.i.252 (They grapple, then break. Enter OSRIC between them with swords. They draw. Crown hinges up. Enter CLAUDIUS and GERTRUDE with goblets.) HAMLET: Come on, Sir! V.ii.277 (LAERTES and HAMLET fight.) OSRIC: A hit, a very palpable hit ! V.ii.282 CLAUDIUS: Give him the cup. Gertrude, do not drink! V.ii.285 e 295 GERTRUDE: I am poisoned! (Dies) V.ii.316 LAERTES: Hamlet, thou art slain! (Dies) V.ii.319 HAMLET: Then venom to thy work! V.ii.326 (Kills CLAUDIUS. Crown hinges down.) The rest is silence. (Dies) V.ii.363 (Two shots off-stage. End)

    Charles Marowitz Hamlet (1978)

    HAMLET. (coming off rope) I did love you once. III.i.115 OPHELIA. (At left of HAMLET) Indeed my Lord. you made me believe so. III.i.116 HAMLET. You should not have believed me. For virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. III.i.117 OPHELIA. I have remembrances of yours, III.i. 118 That I have longed long to redeliver. III.i.93 I pray you now, receive them. III.i.94 HAMLET. No, I never gave you aught. III.i. 95 OPHELIA. My honour’d Lord, you did, III.i.95 And with them words of so sweet breath compos’d III.i.96 As made the things more rich. III.i.97 HAMLET. (To OPHELIA) Are you honest? III.i.98 QUEEN. O Hamlet, speak no more; III.i.103 Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, III.iv.89 And there I see such black and grained spots III.iv.90 As will not leave their tinct. III.iv.91 HAMLET. (To OPHELIA) Are you fair? III.i.105 QUEEN. These words like daggers enter in mine ears. III.iv.95 HAMLET. Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder III.i.121-122 of sinners? CLOWN. Cannot you tell that? Every fool can tell that. V.i.142 (Gravedigger)

    OPHELIA. Thou hast cleft my heart in twain. III.iv.158 (Queen) POLONIUS. My Lord, the Queen would speak with you, and III.ii.365 presently. HAMLET. Do you see that cloud that’s almost in shape like a III.iii.367 camel? POLONIUS. (Studying it) By the mass, and it’s like a camel indeed. III.iii.369 HAMLET. Methinks it is like a weasel. III.iii.370 OPHELIA. I was the more deceived. III.i.120 HAMLET. If thou dost marry, I’ll give thee this plague for thy III.i.136-137 dowry. Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow ... III.i.137 (To QUEEN) Go not to my uncle’s bed, III.iv.161 Assume a virtue if you have it not! III.iv. 162

     (To OPHELIA) Thou shalt not escape calumny. III.i.138 Get thee to a nunnery. Or if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool: III.i.138-139 for wise men know what monsters you make of them. III.i.140-141 POLONIUS. (Still studying the cloud) It is back’d like a weasel. III.iii.371 HAMLET. Or like a whale? III.iii.372 POLONIUS. Very like a whale. III.iii. 373 HAMLET. (Facetiously. of POLONIUS) O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown. III.i.152 (Ophelia)

    (The corpses, still stretched out, begin derisive laughter.) My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth. IV.iv.66 (Corpses, laughing hysterically, mock HAMLET with jeers,

    whistles, stamping and catcalls, till final fade out)

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