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Marcus will soon start rehearsals for the title role in Hamlet Q1 with the Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Directed by Joel David Santner.

The so-called “bad quarto,” or first printing of Hamlet has mystified scholars for hundreds of years. It's half as long and far less poetic than the “normal” Hamlet, with garbled-seeming text, a different plot sequence, and an additional scene between Horatio and Gertrude. Competing theories speculate that it may be a touring script or an early draft that was never meant for printing. One theory maintains that it is a pirated version of Hamlet—a very poorly pirated version.

Taffety Punk fell in love with the bad quarto when it was performed as the 2012 Bootleg. The brevity and—admittedly—peculiar language of this version jar both actors and audience from the comfort of the play they know so well, which means it's the perfect opportunity to reconsider what Hamlet is


Picture on right is from
The Devil in His Own Words created by Marcus, performed with the Taffety Punk Theatre Company and directed by Lise Bruneau, with music and sound by Kathy Cashel.

 

 

Marcus Kyd in "The Chairs"

Photo by Teresa Castracane

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