Fortinbras by Lee Blessing

Fortinbras by Lee Blessing

I heard about this book from a different literature class at my school. When I heard lots of encouragement from all the students in that class that this short play was hilarious and worth the read, I was still unsure. Because how could a play that is an epilogue to the play Hamlet be funny? Well, once Fortinbras stops the iambic pentameter and the ghosts start showing up, the castle gets just as crazy as when Hamlet was in it. Even if I had set my expectations high, it would have exceeded them. It was a hilarious, fast read that I finished in one sitting. The symbolism was great, the characters funny and by dropping the iambic pentameter it brought the reality of the corruption and stupidity of politics into any time period. Any fan of Hamlet would enjoy reading this play.

 

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