Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  3w, 2m

Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
by Tom Stoppard

"The language and the laughter are contagious...Lewis Carroll would have been at home." - The New York Times

"A blend of comic nonsense and astringent political satire." - Christian Science Monitor

Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Shakespeare)


This clever romp is two short plays. In the first, a troupe of English schoolboys (played by adults) speak in a mock language called "Dogg." This hilarious language babbles along until the schoolboys, who are studying Shakespeare's "foreign" language, present an incredibly funny 15 minute version of Hamlet and then encore with a two-minute version! The second play, dedicated to dissident Czech dramatist Pavel Kohout, is about a performance of Macbeth he and his friends once staged in a living room since the government banned public performances. The action shifts between the bare stage and the police inquiry. The murder and intrigue of Shakespeare's play are juxtaposed with the Czech political harassment. The two parts must be performed together and may not be done with any other play.

22 characters (much doubling possible)

  • Time Period Contemporary

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, ...

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