Philly's Favorite Sons Meet Hamlet

What would happen if a little blue eyed soul got injected into the world of Shakespeare? John Peck shows us in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and Hall and Oates."

QUEEN GERTRUDE

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(places her hand on HALL’s chest)

Stay, you lion-maned pair, tell me
Of your distant City of Brotherly Love,
That we may, as they say, get to know
The heft and measure of each other’s thoughts.

HALL

I can’t go for that.

OATES

No can do.

HALL

I can’t go for that, can’t go for that, can’t go for that.

Enter SAXOPHONIST; QUEEN GERTRUDE flees.

Most of the state directions read like the more uncomfortable moments of The Office, and it is awesome.  

OATES vamps for eight more minutes; HAMLET waits awkwardly. [McSweeney's]

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