2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1973  Thursday, 18 November 2004

From:           Bill Arnold <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 17 Nov 2004 05:52:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Will Will's Real Hamlet Please Stand Up?

SHAKSPEReans:

This question, will Will's real Hamlet please stand up, requires us to
know which text is the real text of Will S.?  So, I ask of Shakespearean
scholars, which?  I refer to the one in my collected Will S. book, but I
hear stuff about Q1, Q2, et al., and wonder what IS Hamlet and how do we
know which Hamlet is in which Hamlet?

Can anyone really know?  Unless we decide upon THE TEXT of Hamlet then
it does seem meaningless and fruitless to argue about Prince Hamlet
unless we can attribute which words to him.  Authorial intent awaits
resolution!  Who knows, in twenty five words or less?

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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