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Re: DC - Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2225  Thursday, 16 December 1999.

From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 1999 11:27:17 EST
Subject: 10.2222 Re: DC - Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2222 Re: DC - Hamlet

One more comment I neglected to make, since it is a positive one: having
the Ghost dance lovingly and tenderly with Gertrude all the while Hamlet
was doing his "how she hung on him" speech, she obviously reciprocating
his adoration, was a really nice touch: rancor mixed with poignance,
through the mind's eye of his memory, so to speak.  H Pere also stroked
Gertrude's cheek as he said "Look how amazement sits on thy mother's
face-speak to her, Hamlet" in the closet scene-both of which emphasized
the son's perception of the love between his parents, and made his
abhorrence of her relationship with Claudius that much more justified.

Carol Barton

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