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Friday, February 10, 2012

Slings and Arrows: Hamlet Gets Kinky


This image is totally unrelated to the story below, it's just a very cool bit of artwork I could not find an origin for. Found it at a pic post, there are several copies of it online, two of them on Spanish-language blogs, so I'm betting it's an illustration for some Spanish-language blog/book/magazine etc. Nice work!

The flying monkeys, ever hopeful creatures that they are, brought home this story about a film adaptation of Hamlet that is staged in Brooklyn's underground fetish community. (Please consider all "Ta be or nottabe, thass what I gotta figger out," jokes to be told.) The film is a product of Genesis Repertory, a theater troupe in Bay Ridge, New Jersey. Actual members of Brooklyn's underground fetish community appear in the film. (I'm guessing roleplay makes for good actors.) I found a link to a trailer for the film, here it is, but even though it's on Youtube, its not listed there, so don't bother doing searches on Youtube ... like I did.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, what other Shakespeare plays lend themselves to such treatment? Measure for Measure leaps immediately to mind.

Pat Powers said...

Oh, I'd say one play stands head and shoulders above the rest for BDSM treatment: Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio spanks Kate. Whips her. Ties her up. Makes her write bad checks!

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