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YMMV: Slings and Arrows
  • Genius Bonus: If you've ever been involved in theater, you will understand a good deal more of the show. If you also have a thorough knowledge of Shakespeare, it takes on new depths.
  • Informed Attribute: The Hollywood actor in the first season rises to the occasion and delivers what we're told is a masterwork of acting. What we see of his acting is a montage of him just intoning Hamlet's various soliloquies with the same morbid tone and far-off expression.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Holly Day, who has an audacious and most terrifying of all workable plan to take over New Burbage.
    • In Season 2, Geoffrey makes it abundantly clear that you do not screw with his plays. Sadly, he seems to lose it in Season 3
  • Squick: After his death, Oliver's will states that he wants his head removed from his body, boiled, and the skull used in all future productions of Hamlet. Even the other characters are grossed out.
  • Tear Jerker: Charles Kingman's King Lear, made even more poignant by the fact it was William Hutt's last performance before he died of leukemia.

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