The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0904 Monday, 12 May 2003
From: Brian Willis <
Date: Friday, 9 May 2003 11:35:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.0890 Re: Hirsh and "To Be"
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0890 Re: Hirsh and "To Be"
But one thing Hamlet does do when he is misleading characters in the
play is to speak in prose. He speaks "To be" in verse and then switches
to prose for Ophelia, whom he explicitly does not trust from the
beginning of this scene. It's an interesting take on the speech but that
switch from verse to prose sticks in my mind when thinking of III.i.
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