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Hamlet

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on 29 May 2013

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Transcript of Hamlet

PLOT HAMLET Context First edition in 1604 Ideas from earlier literary works Story from Latin history of Denmark The prose from Histoires Tragiques Inspired by a story of a Danish prince Shakespeare changed the emphasis entirely A philosophically minded prince Introducing a number of ambiguities Several parts based on Pico della Mirandola’s Oration on the Dignity Written in the period of Great tragedies. Julius Cesar Othello Macbeth Hamlet Melancholy, bitter, and cynical

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
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