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The Return of Pregnant Gertrude
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1596  Friday, 5 July 2002

From:           Ivan Fuller <
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Date:           Thursday, 04 Jul 2002 09:52:16 -0500
Subject:        The Return of Pregnant Gertrude

My production of "Hamlet" with an 8-month pregnant Gertrude (both actor
and character) is all set to open tomorrow night (July 5).  It has been
a fascinating process of making new discoveries.  Thought I'd share a
few of the textually supported moments that we're using:

In 1.2 Claudius makes the announcement that he has married Gertrude.  As
he says "Taken to wife,


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