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Danespotting

Synopsis
Danespotting opened as a fringe stage production at the Montreal Festival 1997. In an interview MacFadzean explained ‘It’s a sort of Hamlet meets TRAINSPOTTING, remaining true to Shakespeare but with a modern spin. We started out to write a story about Hamlet and Ophelia because these are characters who are very true and dear to us. Then we made connections between more modern lovers like Sid and Nancy’. A two-minute clip, Hamlet and Ophelia, can be downloaded from the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare website.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
1 mins

Credits

Writer
Matthew MacFadzean
Cast
Matthew MacFadzeanHamlet
Amy Price-FrancisOphelia

Additional Details

Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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