Date of publication: 2017-08-31 06:39
‘…a poor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will: rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house as your pearl in your foul oyster.
my grace. Rich she shall be, that’s certain wise, or I’ll none virtuous, or I’ll never cheapen her fair, or I’ll never look on her mild, or come not near me noble, or not I for an angel of good discourse, an excellent musician, and her hair shall be of what colour it please God.
Revenge, ambition, lust and conspiracy return to the heads of those that conjured them in Hamlet, completely annihilating two families--the innocent with the guilty. Check out my blog on the play (includes current link to PBS Great Performance video of production of play): http:///t5bmb
Other editorial decisions involve choices about whether an unfamiliar word could be understood in light of other writings of the period or whether it should be changed decisions about words that made it into Shakespeare’s text by accident through four hundred years of printings and misprinting and even decisions based on cultural preference and taste. When the Moby™ Text was created, for example, it was deemed “improper” and “indecent” for Miranda to chastise Caliban for having attempted to her. (See The Tempest , : “Abhorred slave,/Which any print of goodness wilt not take,/Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee…”). All Shakespeare editors at the time took the speech away from her and gave it to her father, Prospero.
Launce O villain, that set this down among her vices! To be slow in words is a woman’s only virtue: I pray thee, out with’t, and place it for her chief virtue.
Clown Now, now: I have not winked since I saw these sights: the men are not yet cold under water, nor the bear half dined on the gentleman: he’s at it now.
Many people have seen Hamlet as a play about indecisiveness, and thus about Hamlet&rsquo s failure to act appropriately. It might be more interesting to consider that the play shows us how many uncertainties our lives are built upon, how many unknown quantities are taken for granted when people act or when they evaluate one another&rsquo s actions.
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nick-name God’s creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance.
Hamlet deals with three revenge plots, all of which involve a son seeking vengeance for the death of a father. In the end, though, the resolution of each revenge plot highlights the inadequacy of revenge.
The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.
Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature: for this drivelling love is like a great natural, that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.