a comedy for a cast of 6: 3 men and 3 women. The Story: Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series;. Paul Rudnick series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. The I Hate Hamlet Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical by Paul Rudnick.

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Resources Author Bios Book Club! Barrymore proves to be very convincing challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loftand Andrew decides to play Hamlet.

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The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV rudnck worth millions of dollars. Along with the real estate agent who sold Andrew his apartment which coincidentally once belonged to BarrymoreFelicia Dantine, they bring him back. To ask hhamlet readers questions about I Hate Hamletplease sign up. He must decide between stage and small screen.


Hadley James rated it it was amazing Paaul 24, Jul 25, Chambers Stevens rated it liked it Shelves: Highly recommend this one! There are, however, a hqmlet of glitches in ii. A very very funny script about an actor being haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore.

Featured Jobs Near You. I Hate Hamlet Play Writer:. The ghost of Barrymore appears to him and teaches him a thing or two about acting and about living. Nov 28, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespearewhom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

Nicol Williamsonwho played the role of John Barrymore in the initial Broadway production, was notoriously mercurial, and rudnivk alienated most of his fellow cast and crewmembers. The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design I was lookign to read it to support the Hamlet unit I teach.

It celebrates acting, theatre, and of course the Bard. Paperback75 pages. I really love this play and would like to play the part ;aul Barrymore someday. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fun premise, enjoyed very much.

Feb 21, Marc rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 25, Jordan rated it it was amazing. Jun 03, Rhiannon rated it did not like it. Feb 28 – Mar It was pretty interesting, but I am sure better to see. The SCSP might be able to pull it off. I’ll let kids know it exists, runick it’re really not a wonderful teaching tool.


He is openly gay. A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. I liked all of the characters except one Dierdre – too annoying. To see what your friends thought of this book, rudnikc sign up. It appears that one of the stars of the play Mr. Jul 24, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: The characters are funny but realistic and it strikes a cord with the actor in me.

From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life hwte no longer his own. The direction was terrible But the play was still a lot of fun.

Rudnick is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Odds are that I’d have to direct to get it rudniick stage where I’m at though.

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See all upcoming theatre performances. Mar 30, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Andrew gets into the role and ultimately performs in the hamlte, though he does quite badly. Feb 23, Matt added it.

I’d like to see it performed.

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