Appropriation Show and Tell: To Be or Not to Be

by | Oct 10, 2017 | Show & Tell


Hamlet is my favorite Shakespeare tragedy of all times, but the indecisiveness of Hamlet and countless tragic coincidences that happened in the play do make me wonder if the story would change completely if someone does something different. To Be or Not to Be, a game that appropriates Hamlet, gives me the opportunity to mess with the plot of Hamlet and see what the outcome would be. The game also makes fun of the original story by describing some decisions that were made in the play as stupid and advise the player not to choose them. In To Be or Not to Be, you can be a decisive Hamlet, a rational Ophelia, or…a dead Hamlet Sr, because the fact that he gets killed in the beginning of the story still doesn’t change. Sorry, Hamlet Sr.