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Reversed Thoughts in Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2428  Tuesday, 23 December 2003

From:           Michael B. Luskin <
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Date:           Monday, 22 Dec 2003 11:08:57 EST
Subject:        Reversed Thoughts in Hamlet

In Act II, scene ii, lines 560-568, Hamlet discusses adding lines to a
performance of the Murder of Gonzago.  Then, later, lines 617 on, he
thinks through the notion of exposing the king by means of a play.
Doesn't it seem as though these are reversed, should not the thought
come before development of the execution?

Michael B. Luskin

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