As part of the Shakespeare Comedy Festival across the country, the Rajat Kapoor-directed play Hamlet — The Clown Price will be hitting town in April. Taking one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, this parody sees a bunch of clowns putting up an adaptation of Hamlet. And the script is simply brilliant. The clowns misinterpret the text, they make an absolute mess of the entire plot and they even eliminate poignant parts of the tale that are, well, crucial to the story! A total carnage of the original, but it’s a spectacular version of it.
You HAVE To Watch This Version Of Hamlet At The Shakespeare Comedy Festival
What Is It?
Who Is It For?
Perfect for lovers of The Bard, you’ll enjoy this more so because you know the real story. For those who always thought Hamlet is a slow play, this will shake things up for you. Of course, if you don’t like Shakespeare or plays, then you must watch this as it breaks all notions of language, drama and theatre.
Why Should I Go For It?
Oh, you mean apart from Rajat Kapoor being the director? Well, Vinay Pathak, Rachel D’souza or Kalki Koechlin, Sujay Saple, Neil Bhoopalam, Puja Sarup, Namit Das or Aadar Malik, are the troupe of clowns. So, it really doesn’t get better. I’ve seen this play a few times, and it’s always so different. It’s like they do an improve version. Add to the fact that it’s in English and unabashedly gibberish, you’ll be rolling with laughter from beginning to end. And yet, they somehow manage to strike a chord with current times. Oh, Shakespeare, you’re the gift that keeps on giving!