The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0036 Wednesday, 15 February 2006
Date: Wednesday, 15 Feb 2006 09:38:06 -0000
Subject: Re-reading Hamlet
Two recent re-workings of Hamlet emphasise and re-configure the role of
Polonius. Charlotte Jones's 2001 play Humble Boy and in Stephen
Churchett's recent TV drama, screened in the UK last month, Lewis (think
Inspector Morse) both use the plot of Hamlet, but replace Claudius as
Gertrude's lover with the figure of Polonius. Is this a sign of the way
in the twenty-first century might view the play?
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