In this (video filmed when I was in Stratford! why deprive you of the wondrous view of my erstwhile hotel room?) I discuss the gloriously bizarre play “Fortinbras” by Lee Blessing. Enjoy!
Here’s a link to find the play: Fortinbras
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While Shakespeare tragedies often kill off many of the relevant characters, those left behind to lead the way into the future are interesting too. Here is a discussion of three characters who are raised to power by the end of their respective tragedies: Lucius (Titus Andronicus), Malcolm (Macbeth), and Fortinbras (Hamlet).
And, with a much pithier statement on the end of tragedies than I could ever muster, here is TheGeekyBlonde’s Hamlet, which ends with her Fortinbras summing up how Shakespeare ends his tragedies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mHQ8te8Rfk