The Washington Times - November 26, 2008, 10:41AM

A concert pianist has been making periodic appearances on stage 26 years after his death — well, his skull has, Times Online is reporting.

The skull of Andre Tchiakowsky has been used in several performances of “Hamlet” by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.

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You know the scene where Hamlet discovers the skull of Yorick and declares he knew him. Well, I imagine that some actors are creeped out by skull because they knew Tchiakowsky.

There are many places one would expect to find human remains — graveyards, morgues, New York City. But a London stage isn’t high on that list. In fact, a London stage isn’t even on the list.