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.


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.