Calloo Callay! Second reading of the second act of 'Prequel to Hamlet', this time at Berkeley Play Cafe. I chopped the second act from 6800 words Tuesday in San Francisco to 4500 words this evening in Berkeley, a reduction of a third. They loved it! Everybody said it was great. Even with another botched reading. The only complaint anyone had was the actor who thought King Hamlet's speech, which I trimmed less than the rest, was still too long. I agree. Still walking on air from the change, after nearly getting thrown out of the "Off Market" Theater in the city Tuesday.