Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 838. Thursday, 24 November 1993.
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."
University of New Hampshire