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I hate Hamlet

Author: Paul Rudnick
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dramatists Play Service, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Hamlet (Fictitious character)
Actors
Named Person: John Barrymore; John Barrymore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rudnick
ISBN: 0822205467 9780822205463
OCLC Number: 25576780
Description: 75 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Paul Rudnick.

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"Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief affair with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA [Los Angeles], spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park."

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