Mike is a Shakespearean actor so I thought it would be a great idea if we took a scene from the Shakespeare play ‘Hamlet’. To set the scene: As two clowns dig Opelia’s grave, they unearth the skull of Yorick, court jester to the former king. This king’s son, Prince Hamlet, just happens to be strolling through the graveyard with his friend Horatio, and he joins the first clown in a round of morbid jokes. Hamlet’s spirits, however, are dampened by the smelly skull, whose grim visage belies the prince’s vivid memories of the frolicsome rogue. The line I am portraying in the images is “Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy ……” This quote is more known as “Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well” although in the play Hamlet didn’t actually say that. By the way it isn’t a real skull, just a prop.