The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1162 Tuesday, 1 June 2004
Date: Tuesday, 01 Jun 2004 11:54:33 -0500
Subject: 15.1152 Feedback Requested
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1152 Feedback Requested
I have written Ms Goldmane a note, but in case anyone here thinks that
Olivier, with or without Freud, made up the idea that Hamlet 'could not
make up his mind' -- in 1905 A.C. Bradley noted that this very typical
piece of Hamlet criticism can be traced to Schlegel and to Coleridge
(both of whom died before Freud was born).
When the film came out Olivier was badly treated by a number of critics
for adopting such an old-fashioned view of "Hamlet's delay".
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