The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.118 Thursday, 14 March 2019
Date: March 13, 2019 at 11:11:20 AM EDT
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: Q1 Hamlet
Tad Davis wrote:
It seems to me Q1 must represent an earlier stage of revision than Q2; how else to explain the shift from Corambis to Polonius?
I have already suggested that the names (but little else) of Q1 were a recollection of the Ur-Hamlet. And that the Ur-Hamlet was an old Queen’s Men’s play.