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Hamlet at Wittenberg
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 838. Thursday, 24 November 1993.
 
From:           David Richman <
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Date:           Tuesday, 23 Nov 1993 15:08:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0826  Re: The Ghost in *Hamlet*
Comment:        RE: SHK 4.0826  Re: The Ghost in *Hamlet*
 
I am intrigued by Bill Godshalk's note about the founding of Wittenberg.
 
Doctor Faustus (in Marlowe's play, at least) is a principal scholar of
Wittenberg. I have always fancied that the two scholars who keep watch with
Faustus, and subsequently find his body plastered all over his study walls, are
Hamlet and Horatio.  When I grow up, I would like to stage *Hamlet* and
*Faustus* in repertory.  In my production Hamlet and Horatio will exhibit a
healthy caution about things ghostly and/or demonic.
 
"Thou art a scholar:  speak to it, Horatio."
 
David Richman
University of New Hampshire
 

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