Hamlet

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the idea of performing a series of monologues from
hamlet against an assortment of experimental and
neo-classical soundscapes was suggested to me after
completing a few spoken word with various musical collaborators
the hamlet project began after i experienced a terrifying
encounter with an angel of death,recalled here in words
and music by nahlej381and djtjb
billwhite.bandcamp.com/track/angel-of-death
it was completed shortly after being visciously slandered
by a bitter, intolerant, self-centered, and childish
paranoic who has a adversarial relationship to all humanity,

i was covid postitive during much of the recording of these scenes,
with symptoms varying for mild to disabling, which explains the
variability in the condiftion of my voice.this is not the hamlet as i
understand him in shakespeares play, that would be impossible
to convery in 35 minutes. but i believe it is a good introduction to
shakespeare. especially for those who have been resistant
to his work or simply mystified by it. i have played brazenly with
the order of the scenes in order to build a coherent series of
events that plays more like something by Poe than shakespeare

in addition to playing hamlet, i also do a monologue by the ghost
and another by claudius.ophelia is played by the wonderful singer
and composer Kate Stanton. This project would never have
become what it is were it not for the brilliant work of my musical
collaborators nadia cripps, dragondreams, garrett kirby, fuzzy,
catherine wacha, nahlej, and andrea campanile. their work
inspired and determined the direction of the monologues.
many of which i perform here for the first time.

@musicsongwriter @dragondreams, garrett kirby, @fuzzy, @lowhum @katestantonsings @gm7 @mahtowin

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here is the link for free downloads and streaming of the exclusicd FAWM HAMLET
https://billwhite.bandcamp.com/album/hamlet

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@fuzzy

Nice!
Glad to have been able to contribute!

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This is what I love so much about FAWM: so many different artists making so different kind of art!
To be ask for the Hamlet-Project made me glad and was a honor to me! Even just because I am still such a newbie in making music - I regularly play around... following an idea ... trying something .... to me it is a big fun grown out of curiosity and the will to create.
So, I wanna tank you @billwhite51 to let me be a part go your project!

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@billwhite51 I just want to say thank you for letting me be a part of this project. I hope we work together again soon! 🙏

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@dragondreams anytime, any project, hit me up and ill hit you up

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Bill, you’re an awesome friend, collaborator and artist!! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every project we’ve done over the last year! Thanks for asking, helping, and pushing me out of my comfort zone dear friend🤘🎶Ophelia has a bouquet of violets & daisies for all😀

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Brilliant project, Bill. Sorry for what you had to go through with the covid. It was pretty bad for me to the extent that I didn't touch the piano for 4 weeks. Always a pleasure to collaborate with you and to hear the fruits of your works and collaborations.

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If anyone can listen to this and still find Shakespeare impenetrable, then there is no hope for them.

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@jamkar

I admire you for soldiering forth on this project Bill. What a grand collaboration! This is truly in the spirit of 50/99. I would be the that one who is mystified. Thank yo for bringing Hamlet to life once again.