The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0602 Tuesday, 28 March 2000.
Date: Monday, 27 Mar 2000 11:13:47 -0800
Subject: 11.0572 Re: Shakespeare and German
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0572 Re: Shakespeare and German
Florence Amit suggests:
> Here we have Hamlet, even inclusive of Yorick's skull. But why Palatine?
> It is because of the spread of Calvinism to the Lutheran territory of
> the Palatinate. Hamlet, initially was Calvinistic in outlook.
But why Hamlet? Couldn't it just as easily have been a description of
Malvolio or Angelo, or any of the other so-called 'Puritan' characters
in the plays?