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Teaching Hamlet

A crackpot intellectual and a pompous actor clash while making Shakespeare conspiracy theory videos.

Montreal, QC
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7.02 (61)

Week #1 Show Teaser Teaching Hamlet

Brett Watson, playing the Shakespearean actor Conner Hamilton, clashes with Keir Cutler, playing the eccentric intellectual Joe, in "Teaching Hamlet." In each episode this oddest of couples have a battle of wits as they make a different conspiracy video. A great idea for a comedy series! Directed by Paul Hopkins.

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Synopsis

"Teaching Hamlet" is a hit play which toured Canada to great acclaim. Al Rae of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, reviewed the show for CBC/Manitoba, “It's intelligent, witty and well-acted. It's just great, really, and full of big laughs. FIVE STARS!”

"Teaching Hamlet" is a natural to be made into a TV series because of it’s odd couple pairing and absurd subject matter. The obsessive nature of the characters make for original, fresh and intelligent comedy. Pat Donnelly of the Montreal Gazette, "Teachng Hamlet is an intelligent, hilarious word wrangle as the worlds of theatre and academia are cleverly juxtaposed."

Team

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Keir Cutler

Writer, Talent

Keir Cutler has been acting and writing for many years. He has performed his one-man shows across North America, and several have aired on television. He is the author of the hit comedy play, "Teaching Hamlet" which was called by NOW magazine in Toronto, "funny and informative two-hander ... a heartwarming tale!"

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brett watson

Talent, Writer

A professional actor with 20 years experience in both stage and screen.

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Paul Hopkins

Director, Talent

Paul Hopkins is a Montreal based actor, director and producer. Since 2007 he has been the Artistic Director of Repercussion Theatre, Montreal’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park company. He has been acting in film and television for over 25 years.

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Ratings & Reviews

Ratings (61)

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Reviews (7)

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    Brian C.
    posted 4 years ago

    I saw "Teaching Hamlet" at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. It was one of the best of the over 60 shows that I saw that year at the festival. It is also one of the best shows that Keir Cutler has written and produced. He and Brett Watson have a superb chemistry that sparkles on the live stage. It's time for "Teaching Hamlet" to reach a wider audience.
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    Carol M.
    posted 4 years ago

    Love it. Very funny!
  • Marc's Photo

    Marc L.
    posted 4 years ago

    teach that hamlet
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    Oksana D.
    posted 4 years ago

    Perfect idea for CBC.
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    FRANCE T.
    posted 4 years ago

    THE BEST !!!!
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    Sylvie O.
    posted 4 years ago

    Great show both funny AND intelligent
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    Judith C.
    posted 4 years ago

    Brilliantly written and presented. Great entertainment!
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