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Theater Review: ‘Hamlet’ — with little to no Shakespeare

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“Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” is the playwright’s remembrance of how he came to direct Shakespeare’s epic tragedy in 1969 as a fifth-grader in Miss Kay Smith’s class in Steubenville, Ohio. That set-up immediately made me think of Albert Brooks’ faux promo for a television production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” enacted entirely by children on “Saturday Night Live” back in 1975.

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