I Hate Hamlet
Author: Paul Rudnick
Paul Rudnick’s 1991 play I Hate Hamlet deals with the question of just how relevant William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is for modern audiences. Rudnick fills the play with laughs, as he lightly satirizes greedy realtors, vacuous Hollywood producers, pretentious but well- meaning actresses, and hard – drinking, womanizing actors.
Paul M. Rudnick (born December 29, 1957) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist. His plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and Ben Brantley, when reviewing Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told in The New York Times, wrote that, “Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”