mjj (flemmings) wrote,

By now most people have heard about Orson Scott Card's latest descent into madness, the rewritten Hamlet. Unfunny business takes him on, and delights my Hamlet-loving soul with 'Versions of Hamlet that get the point better than Hamlet's Father': including the historical yakuza Japanese musical with the catchy 'To be or not to be' show stopper. 'Mata mata mata mata mondai da.'

(Runner up- the Animaniacs with translation by Dot. I would add the kids in Masked Detective who rewrite Hamlet as a murder mystery involving half a dozen other Shakespearian characters, but I'd have to roust out my volumes to remember who dunnit in the end.)
Tags: humour, japan, music

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