Soliloquies - Truth or Lie
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0714 Sunday, 21 October 2007
From: Cheryl Newton <
Date: Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 16:54:50 -0400
Subject: Soliloquies - Truth or Lie
I'm having fun 'debriefing' a friend who has returned to college in her
50s. She has just finished Hamlet. She tells me the professor said by
definition, a soliloquy is truthful. I went back to Hamlet's soliloquies
and in two found references to his own mental disorder.
Is this thought of necessary truthfulness widely held? It makes me want
to curl up with a Complete Works and read all of the soliloquies.
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