Tags: shakespearian tragedy is hilarious

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the bard endures

At McSweeney's, "Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)" by Sarah Schmelling:

The king poked the queen.

The queen poked the king back.

Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.

Marcellus is pretty sure something's rotten around here.

Hamlet became a fan of daggers.


And Wonderella discovers (the Cliff's Notes of) Hamlet!


(Every day I was workshopping at Sycamore Hill, trying to come up with insightful comments about all those stories, I had to maintain the strictest control to stop myself from saying "I liked all the metaphors best!"  That's some iron self-discipline right there.)