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Re: Hamlet Spy Caught Spying
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0375  Thursday, 15 February 2001

From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Feb 2001 12:56:19 -0600
Subject: Re: Hamlet Spy Caught Spying
Comment:        SHK 12.0356 Re: Hamlet Spy Caught Spying

The point that I seem to have failed to make is that Hamlet is, a la
George Burns and his cigar, in cahoots with the audience in a sense that
the rest of the players are not, a la Gracie Allen.  Hamlet views the
play with us, learns what we learn when we learn it, and soliloquizes to
us apart from his persona in the drama he is viewing with us.
 

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