Hamlet A05

Byron (19th century Romantic views) “Hamlet is a colossal enigma”
A.C.Bradley “See him as powerless in his petty sphere of action”
Peter Hall “Always on the brink of action, but this… disease of disillusionment, stops the final, committed action”
David Leverenz “Even in her madness she has no voice of her own”
Emma Smith “More sympathetic to male identity”
Graham Holderness “Stranded between two worlds”
Kate Flint “Gives him the licence of a fool to speak cruel truths, transforming the languages of social decorum”
RSC- Tennant- Ophelia and Laertes Ophelia told to keep her virginity and contracts to Laertes suitcase which is filled with condoms

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