Meanwhile, Fortinbras is forced to balance a disastrous and mistaken invasion of in Lee Blessing’s self-described new “metaphysical farce,” FORTINBRAS. Join us as we continue our exploration of all angles and perspectives of Hamlet. In Lee Blessing’s cheeky off-beat comedy Fortinbras (named as one of Time. Lee Blessing concludes his season as the Profile Theatre’s featured playwright — and even brings out The Bard himself.

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Jun 01, Maci rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I read a summary of this, I was really, really excited. This article on a play from the s is a stub. One person found this helpful. Fine deserves particular credit for delivering both the belly laughs and the intellectual darts that this piece promises. Blessinng Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

See all 6 reviews. Everything felt out of place. The royal family of Denmark is dead, and Fortinbras has just lde over the helm. Horatio, sworn to the dead Hamlet to convey the truth of his actions, is immediately cast by Fortinbras into the role of an unwilling public relations person.

Blessing have given Polonius, of all people, a pretty thoughtful and I’ll admit, well written monologue and not Horatio, whose feelings I was most concerned about throughout the whole thing?


But would Blessing wish us to speak of this anyway? This is a great read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. With courtiers circling [ Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 04, Elise G rated it liked it. Any fan of Hamlet would firtinbras reading this play.


Gives great insight into the cast of Hamlet. I really enjoyed reading this play and would really recommend this play if you have read or seen Hamlet, it gives a sense of closure while also mak I read Fortinbras by Lee Blessing as the final text for the year in my AP Lit class.

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Return to Book Page. To view it, click here. Is truth important at all? Hamlet’s former servant, Osric Philip Tanzinibumbles the plan to concoct a story about a Polish spy who murdered the royals, and Hamlet’s pal Horatio Patrick Fabian constantly berates Fortinbras for his shortcomings in comparison to the beloved Hamlet.

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. She is foiled by Polonius, talkative in life but nearly mute in death, as well as Claudius and Gertrude, once concupiscient, now born-again in the afterlife.


And i also love this play as a director because it is like doing a Shakespeare without putting your actors through that language!

Set immediately following William Shakespeare ‘s Hamletthe play recounts the events after Hamlet’s death that go on throughout Elsinore. Preview — Fortinbras by Lee Blessing.

Please try again later. There was n way to read this and not think of American politics. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Lists with This Book. Even if I had set my expectations high, it would have exceeded them. Dec 18, Lena Marie rated it liked it Shelves: Our protagonist, instead of a vacillating intellectual, is a forthright man of action.

At the same time, the Danish armies, in a gortinbras twist of fate, are easily conquering most of Europe and the Middle East while ignoring Fortinbras’ orders to retreat. Oct 07, Gabriel rated it really liked it. This site uses cookies.