The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2428 Tuesday, 23 December 2003
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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