Send Hamlet Some Flair

I couldn’t resist posting a link to this circulating (genius) adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to new media. 

Behold, *drum roll please,* the story of Hamlet, prince of Denmark, as it unfolded on Facebook: Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition) by Sarah Schmelling. 

A few of my favorite sequences include,

“The king poked the queen.”

“The queen poked the king back.”

“Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.”


“Polonius thinks this curtain looks like a good thing to hide behind.”

“Polonius is no longer online.” 

Check it out for a good laugh.


2 Responses to Send Hamlet Some Flair

  1. […] in great literature.  And as I’ve written before, I thoroughly enjoy a good parody or clever application of new technology to […]

  2. […] first encountered Schmelling when her essay “Hamlet: Facebook News Feed Edition” exploded into […]

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