The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2254 Friday, 28 November 2003
From: Jay Feldman <
Date: Thursday, 27 Nov 2003 12:52:52 EST
Subject: 14.2251 Dramatis personae
Comment: Re: SHK 14.2251 Dramatis personae
Bill Arnold refers to Ed Taft's comment "The case for an evil ghost,
though not definitive, seems to me quite strong." by saying: "Nay, Sir,
Good, as in good spirit/ghost!"
Bill, though this goes a bit astray, I want to ask you the following: if
one were to disregard any thought or argument that assumed knowledge of
Shakespeare's intention (accepting that as fact for the sake of this
question), could one present "Hamlet" with an evil ghost and do so
without altering a single line of text?
Awaiting your gentle response - Jay Feldman
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.