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Performing Shakespeare for kids

Can you find the 14 Movie References in this 4-Min Hamlet?

That’s right, Hamlet, not Macbeth which I wrote about the other day. (did you find the 14 movie references in my crazy Macbeth version yet?) Well, as I said previously, I put this together for a 6th grade class as a kick off to performing a few of my melodramatic Shakespeare plays.

A few years ago, when I did a different solo Hamlet, I ended it with Hamlet talking to Claudius and saying, “you killed my father, prepare to die” in the best Inigo Montoya voice I could find.  As I was rehearsing again this year, the same line came up, but then I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool to do as many quotes as I could in one short version?”  So, I did.  See if you can find the 14 Hamlet movie references.  Have fun, I did!  Here are some clues: Star Wars, Princess Bride, and Clint Eastwood.

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By brendan kelso

Brendan is the main creative source and author behind Playing With Plays and the infamous Shakespeare for Kids series. You can typically find him inventing by day, playing with his family by night, and writing by very late night.

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