Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2005 :: January ::
Hamlet Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0030  Friday, 7 January 2005

From:           John W. Kennedy <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Thursday, 06 Jan 2005 13:53:07 -0500
Subject: 16.0029 Hamlet Questions
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0029 Hamlet Questions

Scot Zarela <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >

 >And this leads me to further suppose that Hamlet's "inserted" speech is
 >the rigmarole about "Thoughts blacke, hands apt, Drugges fit, and Time
 >agreeing"....

But one may argue just as easily that the Pyrrhus speech represents
Hamlet's notion of a very good speech, whereas the "Thoughts black"
speech is rather suggestive of Shakespeare's own style at his most
lyrical. Neither one particularly resembles "Doubt thou".

Moreover, the "Thoughts black" speech itself does not seem to be to
Hamlet's purpose. It mentions poison, but not the means of administration.

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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.
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.