Discover more from Writing Hamlet
A lot of celebrities have donated their skulls to be used in productions of Hamlet over the years. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to reject the vast majority of them. I hate admitting this, but a lot of well-known heads have been dumped in the East River. I still feel sick over the whole Audrey Hepburn situation. Her dying wish was to have her skull appear in the first Broadway revival of Hamlet back in 2004, but I had literally just signed off on Captain Kangaroo, so… it was the East River for Audrey. Honestly, it was for the best. There was a slight discoloration just above her right eye socket that I don’t think would’ve played particularly well on Broadway.