The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.118  Thursday, 14 March 2019

 

From:        John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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.

 

John Briggs

 

 

 

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