I need to tell my wife that I don't want to be cremated any more when I kick off.
I want to be a star.
That's what pianist Andre Tchaikowsky managed. He left his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company, hoping that it would eventually find use as a prop. And so it was!
The skull held aloft by actor David Tennant in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet was a real one, it has been revealed.
Pianist Andre Tchaikowsky left his skull to the RSC when he died in 1982 in the hope it would be used on stage.
But since his death at the age of 46, it had only been used in rehearsals.
Tennant held it on stage during the famous "Alas, poor Yorick" scene in 22 performances at the Courtyard Theatre, in Stratford-upon-Avon.
So how cool is that? You die. But after your death, your skull is center-stage, holding an admittedly one-sided dialogue in a RSC production of Hamlet, held by doctor. freaking. WHO. It's geekgasmic.
Of course, with my luck, my skeleton would wind up in a sequel to "Patch Adams" and my guts as part of the verisimilitude in Saw IX.
But a man can dream.
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