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McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition).


OK, it's not as good as the Gilligan's Island performance of Hamlet to the music from Bizet's Carmen, but then what is ("Neither a lender nor a borrower be / do not forget, stay out of debt.")?

But HAMLET, as told in a Facebook News Feed by Sarah Schmelling on McSweeney's runs a close second (hattip to Margi Herwald Zitelli).

Some of my favorite lines:

  • Horatio thinks he saw a ghost.
  • Hamlet thinks it's annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies.
  • The king thinks Hamlet's annoying.
  • The king poked the queen.
  • The queen poked the king back.
  • Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.
  • Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, and Hamlet are now friends.
  • Hamlet wonders if he should continue to exist. Or not.
  • Hamlet thinks Ophelia might be happier in a convent.
  • Ophelia removed "moody princes" from her interests.
  • Hamlet posted an event: A Play That's Totally Fictional and In No Way About My Family
  • Polonius thinks this curtain looks like a good thing to hide behind.
  • Polonius is no longer online.
  • Hamlet added England to the Places I've Been application.
  • Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float.
Read the whole thing at McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition).
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