And no conversation or topic relating to the Bard would be complete without reference to this classic "Gilligan's Island" episode:
Episode 72. "The Producer".
Harold Hecuba, the famous Hollywood producer, lands on the island during his worldwide talent search. The Castaways attempt to put on a musical version of "Hamlet" to showcase Ginger's talents and force Hecuba to whisk her back to Hollywood. Later, Harold Hecuba vanishes, and through a radio report, the Castaways find out that he's back in Hollywood, and plans to introduce his monumental musical version of "Hamlet" to the world!
Guest starring Phil Silvers; Directed by Ida Lupino (the British actress).
Harold: (during rehearsals with the castaways) FASTER! FASTER! Pick up
the TEMPO! (snaps his fingers)
Mary-Ann: But....but, Mr. Hecuba, I really don't think Hamlet was meant to be
a "fast" play?
Harold: (Cigar hanging out of his mouth) Baby! Baby! In Hollywood, trust
me, everything is fast! Now come ON
, PEOPLE! WORK WITH ME
NOTE: Just WHAT kind of batteries did the castaways have in that radio?
The damn thing just went on and on and on working?