The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0064 Wednesday, 12 January 2005
From: Scot Zarela <
Date: Tuesday, 11 Jan 2005 12:08:51 -0800
Subject: 16.0051 Hamlet Questions
Comment: RE: SHK 16.0051 Hamlet Questions
In SHK 16.0051 Terence Hawkes urges Eliot's memorable, "'Hamlet' isn't
poetry while it's going on: it's poetry after it's over."
Eliot's remark employs a sort of bed-trick: the randy copula "is" has
slipped in to do the duty of "seems".
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