Wednesday, November 10, 2004

John Clarke reviews the classics - Part I

Something new (they're actually quite old, but new to my blog) and different... a series of reviews of literary classics by my favourite KIWI (yes people, he's a proud NZer); John Clarke (aka Fred Dagg).

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Boy returns from university to find father dead, mother married to uncle. Takes it out on girlfriend. Can't decide what to do. ('To be or not to be' etc.) Kills girlfriend's father by accident. Girlfriend suicides. Girlfriend's brother wants revenge on account of family disappearing. Hamlet by now an existentialist, allows himself to be tricked into a showdown in which everyone not already accounted for, dies. (Big finish.)

Listening to: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds


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