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Hamlet

by Jonathan Hill
Originally published by BookHippo.uk on 27/03/2014

The Reduced Flesh Company were rehearsing their latest production. Most of the skeletons were offstage, some drinking tea (it went straight through them), others playing cards (adopting poker skulls).

Hamlet held up a skull and enunciated, “Alas, poor Yorick.' Then he turned to the director, the only living person in the room, and said, “Darling, I simply can’t act with this. It’s too close to my own form. How about we mix things up a bit? Have an actual head as Yorick?'

The director laughed. “Where would we get one?' Then he realised the entire cast were surrounding him. Grinning.

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