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No one truly knows another well.
Yorick In Souliloquy.
By Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
Performed by John Last
After William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
In the play we meet Yorick only in death and only through the voice of Hamlet who clearly is focused on knowing his own self rather than who’s head he holds up. He isn't a character and yet almost everyone exposed to Shakespeare knows his name.
Our Yorick is angry. Angry at being remembered in a way he does not want and at being reduced to a prop for someone else’s story. He also challenges how well we know anyone - who says as a clown and the life of the party he could not end up somewhere dark and see his Once Prince again. We bear witness to the false remembrance of this character.
There are no skulls.