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Q: The Ghost in Ham.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0483.  Monday, 21 April 1997.

From:           Annalisa Castaldo <
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Date:           Saturday, 19 Apr 1997 19:31:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0470 Re: Ideology
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0470 Re: Ideology

I have a question about the relation of the Reformation to religious
imagery in Shakespeare. Specifically, I am wondering about the ghost in
*Hamlet* and the separation of the image from the word (or text). Of
course the ghost can only speak to Hamlet because his message is only
for Hamlet, but I am wondering if the Reformation belief in the text and
the rejection of the images of Catholicism could play into this as well.
Does anyone know of essays or books which have treated this subject?

Annalisa Castaldo
Temple University
 

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