Hamlette by Allison Williams - Theatrefolk

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools


by Allison Williams

Hamlet is played by a girl in this twisty-turny comedic interpretation of the classic Danish tale.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

1 M | 1 W | 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13

Simple Set

 20 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Student Directors

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Reviews from Past Producers

"Hamlette! Mark me! Why art thou wearing so much eyeliner?"

Imagine if you will that "Hamlet" was not "Hamlet" at all, but "Hamlette" - a woman!

This play is a twisty-turny interpretation of the classic Danish tale. Why spend four hours telling the story when five actors can get the job done in thirty minutes?

Great for competitions. Elsinore has never been this funny!

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5 Characters
1 M, 1 W, 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 13

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character - with the exception of HAMLETTE - and modify pronouns accordingly.

Actor 1

Actor 2
HORATIO, 2nd PLAYER [A] 29, 3 lines

Actor 3
GHOST, POLONIUS [M] 12, 16 lines

Actor 4

Actor 5
HAMLETTE [W] 45 lines

Awards and Accolades

  • "Superior" - 2004 Florida State Thespian Festival. Miami Southridge Senior High School, troupe 1641.
  • Sisseton High School, Won 2003 Regionals & advanced to State competition (won 3 individual acting awards)
  • Sisseton High School, Won 2009 Regionals & advanced to State competition (2 individual acting awards)

Prop List

sign that says “Welcome to Denmark” with umlauts over all the vowels, flashlights, rubber chicken, puppet of King, fake moustache, whistle, yellow flag, disco ball, flowers, bucket of water, bucket of confetti, skull, numbered round card, wine goblet, swords, moon sign, book, dagger, Spring Break beach towel, bell

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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.

There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.

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