The Sound of Hamlet, part 1

The Sound of Hamlet
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Since nobody rioted over my last Shakespeare/Musical Theater mash-up  so I thought I might try another one. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music film adaptation, starring Julie Andrews and acclaimed Shakespearean actor Christopher Plummer. To celebrate, I have taken this most-beloved of musicals and unceremoniously mashed it together with that most-beloved of Shakespeare plays... Hamlet.

We start with an abbreviated rendition of the title song:

The next song is based on "An Ordinary Couple", which was cut from the film version and replaced by "Something Good". It's occasionally replaced in stage productions as well, so it's not very well-known. (I don't particularly like it, but it's a great song for Claudius to sing.)

Finally, we have the song that ousted "An Ordinary Couple" - "Something Good".

Tune in again on Thursday for part 2 of The Sound of Hamlet!