The story I’ve picked is about the characters of Rosencrantz and Guidenstern from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The stories is already kind of remixed by Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which focuses on the events of Shakespeare’s play through the lens of those two minor characters. The part of the story I want to focus on is when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern play the question game with Hamlet in trying to figure out why Hamlet is acting in such a peculiar manner. I was going to frame this as sort of a bulletin-board psych profile, with maybe the social media components that were used in the Little Red Riding Hood example.
Here are the links to the different versions of the story. I’m using the Shakespeare’s original play Hamlet, Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and the American Shakespeare Center’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.