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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Return to Book Page. I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. Paperback75 pages. To see what k friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about I Hate Hamletplease sign up. I wanted to get opinions on Felicity. I will be playing her in an upcoming show, so I wanted to know if there were any major character traits that should be kept in mind. Also would throwing in a NY accent be fitting? See 1 question about I Hate Hamlet….
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Jul 25, Bradley rated it liked it Shelves: My book club is reading a play for July so I’m in a bit of a theater reading frenzy. I Hate Hamlet was amusing. It’s about a TV actor who loses his job and, somehow, lands the lead of Hamlet in Central Park’s summer Shakespeare series. The actor, Andrew Rally, knows that he’s not a great actor. Even better, the apartment is haunted by Barrymore who is more than happy to give Andrew act My book club is reading a play for July so I’m in a bit of a theater reading frenzy.
Even better, the apartment is haunted by Barrymore who is more than happy to give Andrew acting lessons. Mar 30, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: It was pretty interesting, but I am sure better to see. I was lookign to read it to support the Hamlet unit I teach.
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I’ll let kids know it exists, but it’re really not a wonderful teaching tool. Feb 23, Matt added it.
The SCSP might be able to pull it off. Biggest challenge is teh set Mar 04, Emma Kay Krebs rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 28, Carol rated it liked it. Written by the clever Paul Rudnick, it was ha,let amusing evening about hats ghost of John Barrymore and an american actor but what made the show so memorable was Nicol Williamson’s hatred of Evan Handler. You could feel it. Several evenings later I read that Williamson actually stabbed Handler with his sword.
Handler then left the production. He was awful anyway. Jul 25, Chambers Stevens rated it liked it Shelves: I saw J Hate Hamlet at a college in Mississippi. The acting was terrible. The set was terrible. The direction was terrible But the play was still a lot of fun. Now Ahmlet is good writing. Nov 28, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 19, Edwarda rated it it was amazing. One Laugh after another. Jul 24, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: It’s not as good of a take on Hamlet as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Deadbut it’s still a nice little read.
I’d ruxnick to see it performed. Jun 03, Rhiannon rated it did not like it. Mar 21, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very very funny script about an actor being haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore. Sep 24, Teagan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Highly recommend this one! Oct 07, James rated it liked it. Feb 07, Olivia Ward hat it it was amazing Shelves: Witty dialogue and lovable characters.
Would love to see this performed live one day! An actor finishes a successful run in a T. The only stage role he is able to pxul is Hamlet in a Shakespeare in the Park production. He moves into an apartment formerly inhabited by the l actor John Barrymore. The ghost of Barrymore appears to him and teaches him a thing or two about acting and about living.
In the meantime, a new Television comedy series is about to make an offer to him. He must decide between stage and sm An actor finishes a successful run in a T. He must decide between stage and small screen. He considers it deadly dull and so does his producer friend from L.
I chose this book because of the title. I jate never been able to acquire a taste for anything remotely Shakespearean. I liked all of the characters except one Dierdre – too annoying. I did enjoy the writing and humor and Hanlet plan to investigate more books by this author. As an aside, I saw that one of the other Goodreads members contributed a post about the real-life problems between the cast members under one of the other editions of this book.
One cast member actually hit another during a duel scene, leading to a walk-out during the show. It appears hamlef one of the stars of the play Mr. Williamson was quite a handful. I put this other edition up because this bate contains a Introduction by the author in which he discussed the problem that occurred between the two actors.
Read about the actual event here: Jun 10, John Love IV rated it it was amazing. I really love this play and would like to play the part of Barrymore someday.
Odds are that I’d have to direct to get it on stage where I’m at though. The characters are funny but realistic and it strikes a cord with the actor in me.
Obviously, this is a script, meant to be performed, not read. That being said, it was very well written. Nice tight plot with just the right amount of humor mixed with some of the realities of being an actor. See the play or read the script.
Either way, I hope you are I really love this play and would like to play the part of Barrymore someday. Either way, I hope you are as amused as I was. Sep 25, Jordan rated it it was amazing. This one had be cracking up from beginning to end. It is chockfull of lunacy and merriment.
Everything I imagine the true Barrymore to be. I would love love love to see this performed.
Jun 26, Suze rated it really liked it Shelves: A funny and engaging comedy. Feb 17, A. I don’t, though, of oaul. Hamlet and I have been the best companions for years now, but I can understand how he can be overwhelming.
Hilarious play; I’d love to see it live! Oct 28, Jess rated it really liked it.