Act 2, Scene 41 – “Back into the vengeance business.”

phantom1-page-001Notes on The Phantom Menace

Hamlet returns this week for a little father-son bonding with his dear old, dead old dad. The Prince of Denmark has been notable with his abscence for much of this year, having been the most significant of Shakespeare’s creations in act one, so I thought it was high time he got back into the vengeance business.

We’ve also got the first appearance of Ophelia. My Hamlet cartoons have not made much use of the play’s admittedly not very numerous female characters, so hopefully I can find a more significant role for her somewhere down the road. I’m pleased with her silent movie acting, and of course she has crazy hair because that’s something I just need to accept about myself. Consider it a warning sign of the madness to come…