The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1718 Tuesday, 12 September 2000.
Date: Monday, 11 Sep 2000 10:04:21 -0500
Subject: Re: Doubled Roles -Reply
Comment: SHK 11.1677 Re: Doubled Roles -Reply
In response to Larry Weiss' query as to possibilities of doubling
Laertes, I have had first hand experience of doubling the role with the
Player King -- which actually does make "sense" thematically, since the
Player gives the speech in which the other revenging son appears,
Pyrrhus. Both Pyrrhus and Laertes, not to mention Fortinbras, provide
Hamlet with revenging mirrors and remind him of his inactivity.
[Editor's Note: Hello, everyone. I just returned from three days in
Philadelphia, where my younger daughter and I were accompanying my wife
who was attending an Association of Official Analytical Chemists annual
meeting. Unfortunately, on Tuesday morning I could not get my free ISP
to relay messages to SHAKSPER. I'm home now with my new DSL line and
back in service. -Hardy]