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Transcript of Hamlet
Often indecisive and hesitant The Prince of Denmark, the main character
The son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet Claudius The King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle
The villain of the play Ambitious politician, driven by lust for power
Occasionally shows signs of guilt and human feeling Gertrude The Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother
Recently married to Claudius Polonius The Lord Chamberlain of Claudius’s court
Pompous, conniving old man
Polonius is the father of Laertes and Ophelia. Horatio Hamlet’s close friend
Is loyal and helpful to Hamlet
Remains alive to tell Hamlet’s story Ophelia Loves Hamlet deeply
Shallow, weak woman
Seeks affection and status more urgently than moral rectitude or truth Laertes Polonius’ daughter and Laertes' brother
Beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love
Obeys her father and her brother Polonius' son and Ophelia’s brother
Young man who spends much of the play in France
Passionate and quick to action The ghost (King Hamlet) The specter of Hamlet’s deceased father
Claims to have been murdered by Claudius
Calls upon Hamlet to avenge him At Elsinore appears the ghost of king Hamlet HAMLET Murdered by Claudius
Ask revenge A company of actors arrive at Elsinore Hamlet concocts a plan to ensure the veracity of revelation In the mean time Hamlet meets Ophelia He suggests her to become a nun Hamlet says at the company to perform a murder The reaction of Claudius doesn't leave doubts He leave the room angrily Hamlet goes in the mother's room to talk about this fact During this conversation, Hamlet kills Polonius The king exiles Hamlet in England Claudius explains the situation to Laertes A letter advises about the return of hamlet Round Hamlet's Sword
Poison his sword
Poison the winner chalice in case Hamlet wins The king proposes to Laertes to fight a duel against Hamlet Ophelia commits suicide During the duel the queen drinks from the poisoned chalice The clash between Hamlet and Laertes begins Hamlet and Laertes injure theirself reciprocally with a poisoned sword Dying Hamlet kills Claudius and grant the throne to Horatio Themes The Impossibility of Certainty The Complexity of Action The Mystery of Death The Nation as a Diseased Body Question about ghosts, souls, afterlife, often taken for granted The action we expect to see, is continually postponed The question about how to act is affected by emotional, ethical, and psychological factors. Closely tied to the themes of spirituality, truth, revenge and justice Causes complex moral considerations to interfere with the capacity for action. Explicit connections between the moral legitimacy of a ruler and the health of the nation Sense of anxiety surrounds the transfer of power from one ruler to the next. D'Addio, Grancagnolo, Greco and Tangredi PRESENT... Motifs Incest and Incestuos Desire Misogyny Ears and Hearing Gertrude and Claudius
Laertes and Ophelia
Hamlet and Gertrude Hamlet is cynical about women in general Connection between female sexuality and moral corruption Language can distort the truth Claudius is a manipulator Yorick's Skull Is a symbol Palchetto Stage Films Simpsons Extras Castle of Elsinore The End