Sunday, December 07, 2008

Head Start

We’ve Got A Bone To Pick With You

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to stop using a real skull in Hamlet as it is "too distracting for the audience". The use of Polish pianist Andre Tchaikovsky's skull had been kept a carefully guarded secret but leading man David Tennant disclosed that the skull was real and had belonged to a Shakespeare fan, who left his skull to the RSC in 1982.

FOOTNOTE: Dying shame.

7 comments:

Moannie said...

Well, David Tennant is the Time lord Dr. Who, probably met the chap on hi travels.

Maggie May said...

A bit unsettling having such a recently deceased person's skull.
Plastic may be less of an problem for the actors!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

If he just kept his mouth shut he would of been ahead of the game.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Wow! great interesting story!

i beati said...

I of course got this question correct on the esteemed Archie's quiz of the week- of course I missed 4 others BOOO BAH!!

The Muse said...

What a loss.

Sue McGettigan said...

What a shame, I rather like the idea of a famous pianist's brain pan being kept in circulation with all those great words spoken around it! Maybe I'll donate my skull to a shakesperean troupe :)