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2008-12-09 12:52:23

A recurring back injury forced Scottish actor David Tennant to drop out of Monday's performance of Hamlet in London, the BBC said. The 37-year-old Doctor Who star is playing the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's sold-out staging of the play at the Novello Theatre.

2008-12-04 00:32:16

The Royal Shakespeare Company of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, says its production of Hamlet will no longer use a real human skull when it moves to London. The company said a fake skull will be used in place of Polish pianist Andre Tchaikowsky's skull to depict the remains of the titular character's deceased jester, Yorick, as of the play's Thursday night opening in London's West End, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Tchaikowsky, a Polish man who escaped the Holocaust, left instructions...

2008-11-26 13:17:22

An English concert pianist who died 26 years ago has been granted his final wish -- to appear on stage in Hamlet playing the skull in the graveyard scene. Andre Tchaikowsky's skull has been used in rehearsals since he willed it to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Sun reported.

2008-09-04 21:00:23

By Colin Covert REVIEW Hamlet 2 HHH RATING: R (language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content) DIRECTOR: Andrew Fleming CAST: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Elisabeth Shue, Amy Poehler, David Arquette THEATERS: Marquee Cinemas Pity poor Dana Marschz (pronounced ... er ...

2008-08-30 09:00:42

By Jeff DeBell Special to the Roanoke Times Like a favorite uncle who gets drunk and fumbles the turkey just shy of the Thanksgiving table, "Hamlet 2" is kinda lovable despite its deficiencies.

2008-08-30 09:00:42

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot HEY, DIDN'T everyone die in the first one? No matter. "Hamlet 2" is not actually a sequel. (Bill Shakespeare might have done more than just roll over in his tomb if that were the case).

2008-08-29 15:00:36

By Connie Ogle Much like the play within it, "Hamlet 2" is lousy. The main difference is that the play is "supposed" to be awful. The movie "about" the play is supposed to be funny.

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By Stephanie Schomer Sometimes, a little nonsense goes a long way. And in the case of "Hamlet 2," a lot of nonsense goes a really long way. The result is a hysterical (and, for some, offensive) look at middle-class America. Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) loves acting.

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By Michael Machosky Even when it doesn't work -- which is often -- you have to admire "Hamlet 2's" utter willingness to do just about anything, no matter how stupid or ill-advised, for a laugh.

2008-08-22 21:00:17

By JAMES VERNIERE "HAMLET 2" Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common and Harvard Square Cinema. Grade: A- Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Steve Coogan, the funniest actor you've never heard of.


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2008-06-16 14:32:21

The Hamlet (Hypoplectrus), is a grouping fish that is found mainly in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, particularly around Florida and the Bahamas. Hamlets are simultaneous hermaphrodites (or synchronous hermaphrodites): They have both male and female sexual organs at the same time as an adult. They seem quite at ease mating in front of divers, allowing observations in the wild to occur readily. They do not practice self-fertilization, but when they find a mate, the...

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