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“Now, literature, philosophy, and thought are Shakespearized. His mind is the horizon beyond which at present we do not see.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Four By Dennis Abrams —————————— There’s so much to say about Hamlet (and Hamlet), so many different ways of seeing him (and the play).  I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you all – I just want to … Continue reading

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“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below,/Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

Hamlet Act Three, Part Six By Dennis Abrams ——————————— I’m going to conclude our look at Act Three’s The Mousetrap” scene and aftermath, with an excerpt from Garber.  If you’re interested in reading John Dover Wilson’s exhaustive (and close to … Continue reading

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“I doubt it is no other but the main –/His father’s death and our o’erhasty marriage.”

Hamlet Act Two, Part Three By Dennis Abrams ——————————————- I want to start by going back to Marjorie Garber discussing Hamlet and delay, if only because it gives me an excuse to post a really amazing film clip: “Another Victorian … Continue reading

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