ROCKA(GOOD)BYE HAMLET

A DISCUSSION OF THE FLOP ROCK MUSICAL ROCKABYE HAMLET

Authors

  • Blythe Bouza

Abstract

This paper focuses on Rockabye Hamlet, a 70s rock-musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.This piece discusses the musical's shortcomings and the political pitfalls of the theatre industry itself, which aided in the musical's demise and rather short life-span. The essay analyzes what the creative team could have done better to allow the show to thrive in an environment where it was simultaneously set up to fail.

For additional context, listen to the author's reflection on the piece below.

Author Biography

Blythe Bouza

Blythe Bouza is a member of the Class of 2025 from New Orleans, Louisiana. She intends to double major in Neuroscience and English with a minor in Theatre. On campus, she’s a Staff Writer for the Life section of the Vanderbilt Hustler, a member of Relay for Life’s PR team, and a Creative Communications Team member for The Music Room. In her free time, Blythe enjoys creatively writing about films on her blog, reading, or curating the ideal Spotify playlist.

Author's Reflection

Published

2022-03-25

How to Cite

Bouza, B. (2022). ROCKA(GOOD)BYE HAMLET: A DISCUSSION OF THE FLOP ROCK MUSICAL ROCKABYE HAMLET. SCAFFOLD: A SHOWCASE OF VANDERBILT FIRST-YEAR WRITING, 4. Retrieved from https://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/UWS/article/view/5302