The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2225 Thursday, 16 December 1999.
From: Carol Barton <
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.