The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0575 Monday, 1 March 2004
From: John Reed <
Date: Sunday, 29 Feb 2004 10:28:51 -0800
Subject: Reply to Ghost Appearance
It seems respondents are drifting into areas of discussion that might
feel comfortable for them: identity of actors in original productions.
Burbage, as Hamlet, reciting Shakespeare's lines to Shakespeare as
Player 1, instructing him how to act: that's nice. I never thought of
it that way before, not being too concerned with the actors, and more
with the characters.
It is interesting, and yet I started the thread to pose uncomfortable
questions: is character appearance a variable on Shakespeare's stage?
If it is, is the Ghost appearance an instance of this?
What sayest thou?
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