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Re: Various Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0757.  Tuesday, 15 July 1997.

[1]     From:   H. R. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Jul 1997 00:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0750 Re: Various Re: Hamlet

[2]     From:   Melissa Aaron <
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        Date:   Monday, 14 Jul 1997 23:47:00 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0751  Re: Various Re: Hamlet


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From:           H. R. Greenberg <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 Jul 1997 00:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 8.0750 Re: Various Re: Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0750 Re: Various Re: Hamlet

Actually, a fair amount has been written from a clinical viewpoint about
Hamlet's "Diagnosis". Predictably, he has been said to suffer from every
ailment from bipolar (manic depressive) disorder to multiple personality
disorder. I don't have references at hand, but the work for the most
part is of negligible lit/crit value.

Harvey Roy Greenberg md

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From:           Melissa Aaron <
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Date:           Monday, 14 Jul 1997 23:47:00 -0600
Subject: 8.0751  Re: Various Re: Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0751  Re: Various Re: Hamlet

>One more Director's question:  does Hamlet really think Claudius is in
>Gertrude's room, behind the arras?  He's just left him behind in the
>chapel (which, at Elsinore, is near a spiral staircase leading to the
>Queen's chambers, I believe) and I've always wondered whether this meant
>his remarks after stabbing Polonius were meant as sarcasm.
>
>Any takers on that one?

>Andy White
>Arlington, V

Yes.  Hamlet says of Polonius "I took thee for thy better" and I don't
think that's sarcastic.

Melissa Aaron
Madison WI
 

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