this is to say i really laughed my head off and enjoyed the clown prince.
i think the queen fat lady busso, the uncle king, and soso hamlet were particularly strong performances.
the kings' death- throes- item number was hilarious'. i loved it.
hamlet was remarkable. (i was shy or i'd have kissed atul for it. ) in spite of the buffoonery he keeps a taut tension consistently . he glides so smoothly through just slightly different registers and then suddenly "whats your problem man" sort of merging with or into the 'real' so that the performance blurs into a psychological state that suddenly is so familiar and 'mine'. i don't know if i can say it so well in a quick mail.
and then in the clowning and bawdiness etc the little black pearl of a sort of sadness.