Meanwhile, Fortinbras is forced to balance a disastrous and mistaken invasion of in Lee Blessing’s self-described new “metaphysical farce,” FORTINBRAS. Join us as we continue our exploration of all angles and perspectives of Hamlet. In Lee Blessing’s cheeky off-beat comedy Fortinbras (named as one of Time. Lee Blessing concludes his season as the Profile Theatre’s featured playwright — and even brings out The Bard himself.

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Lee Blessing’s FORTINBRAS

Why was Ophelia really so upset? Really reads like a 90s play — I’m going to say it doesn’t age well. Eldarwen rated it really liked it May 05, But would Blessing wish us to speak of this anyway? Lee Blessing’s characters are so funny, and he gives voice to numerous things that I wish someone Ophelia, especially had been able to say during the actual Hamlet play.

In the afterworld, all of the characters reconvene, wiser now by their deaths and ready to make a new go of it in Elsinore.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Playwright Lee Blessing’s delightfully wicked sequel to “Hamlet” is marvelously directed by Fortinbfas Fine with a masterful comedic performance by Bill Campbell “Rocketeer” as Fortinbras, the dying Hamlet’s designated successor to the Danish throne.

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It’s like he put every trope associated with assertive female characters in a blender and ladled the resulting mush over Ophelia, without any regard for how it makes sense for Shakespeare’s character.


Gives great insight into the cast of Hamlet. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Fortinbras himself is as naive as he is earnest in his wish to make Denmark more than just the place where the King killed his brother and was killed by his nephew. Ghosts and feigned madness?

I really enjoyed reading this play and would really recommend this play if you have read or seen Hamlet, it gives a sense of closure while also making fun of the play at the same time. This is a hilarious play that was made even better by the fact that we had read Hamlet in class earlier in the fortingras.

Fortinbras by Lee Blessing

Ophelia, morbid and suicidal while alive, reappears as a ghostly life-force, funny and randy. Write a customer review. When I heard lots of encouragement from all the students in that class that this bblessing play was hilarious and worth the read, I was still unsure. The real gift of this production, however, is the pee performance of Campbell, who, under Fine’s direction, shows fortinbrws terrific range of emotional tone and shading even as he delivers a knock-out comedic punch.

Dec 01, Leta rated it liked it Shelves: Blessing’s deconstruction of “Hamlet” is rich with metaphor and irony, reverberating with insights about politics, history and truth.

I After watching Hamlet and knowing this was going to be produced in Portland, I had to read it. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. A great reconsideration of the Hamlet that both builds on and illuminates the original, while adding some twists and extrapolations that enrich it all. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I certainly recommend the play, but I can’t say it’s for everyone. To see fkrtinbras your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Advertise About Tips Contact Us.


Optional Materials Cast Recordings. Hamlet was haunted a mere single ghost, but Fortinbras now rules in castle filled with all of the recently departed, and they have a few things they want to get off their non-incorporeal chests.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Why was Hamlet even stuck in a TV in the first place? But this was just And i also love this play as a director because it is like doing a Shakespeare without putting your actors through that language!

Jul 29, Tree rated it it was amazing. Dec 18, Lena Marie rated it liked it Shelves: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is by far one of my all-time fortinbraw pieces of literature, so the uncharacteristic actions in this play were very distracting, but I found myself to get over them quickly.

Chosen by Time magazine as one of the year’s ten best plays forcalling it “Lee Blessing’s splendid musing on the most influential play in the English language Opening as Hamlet ends, Fortinbras arrives into a kingdom-for-free and takes on what Hamlet showed to be a rotten state in Denmark. What works less well is Blessing’s frequently incoherent Ophelia, who snaps between insightful snarker, manipulative succubus, and irrational shrew without any apparent rhyme or reason.

Jun 25, Zoe Mark rated it it was amazing.