Helen Shaw has written about theater in New York since 2005, and for New York since 2019.
From Fat Ham, at the Public Theater. Photo: Joan Marcus
James Ijames’s Fat Ham is a play about Hamlet, and Hamlet is a play about ambivalence; therefore Fat Ham is a play about ambivalence. At least … I mean … that’s sort of true? Appropriately enough, I’m not confident that I’m right about either of those premises: Ijames’s comedy at the Public Theater is
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