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mackmania
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I've been experimenting with a Shakespearean Cannibal Card Routine. It tells the story of Hamlet and the cards which disappear are the ones who die. What does everyone think?

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How one might alter the tale for a child?
Those who "go" are gone?
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So the former cannibals are the King of Hearts, the Queen of Hearts, and the Jack as Hamlet? The first thing that happens is the King of Hearts vanishes, only to be replaced by his brother, the King of Diamonds.

Then Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are dead. "Dead. Dead for a Ducat" (I think that's Macbeth, though) I suppose they can be "consumed" by the machinations of the randy royals.

In the end, everyone dies, of course. But not before "To be or not to be" which to me suggests an effect where Hamlet vanishes and reappears failry quickly, twice. Maybe something like "The Visitor" or "Devlish Miracle" would provide the mechanics?
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On 2006-03-04 19:32, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
How one might alter the tale for a child?
Those who "go" are gone?


The following things should probably not be edited for children:

Frank Miller's Sin City Graphic Novel Series
A Clockwork Orange
Shakespeare's Hamlet or Macbeth
Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame (It WAS and looked what happened with that steaming pile!)

The list goes on, but you get the idea. In my opinion, some stories are treats you get for being old enough to handle them.
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Tyler_magic_skater
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"Dead. Dead for a Ducat" (I think that's Macbeth, though)

This is Hamlet whenever Hamlet kills Polonius because Polonius is hiding behind a curtain listening to Hamlet yell and Accuse his mother for taking part in the death of Hamlet's father whenever she never did.

Have you thought of putting a blank card to represent the ghost of King Hamlet?
Or a King that turns into a Blank to represent the ghost vanishing?
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Hamlet is too serious, too complex, and just strait up to historical to alter in any way for a children. I think The Bard would frown on altering his greatest masterpiece.
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Tyler, what better use for a Ghost deck?
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