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Flashcards in Hamlet Deck (5)
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1

P Davison

“Hamlet’s humour is properly to be termed wit…a mark of his intellectual superiority”

2

D Bevington

“ Shakespeare’s way of humanising his revenge is to present a Hamlet who is thoughtful, introspective, witty, capable of enduring friendships ,deeply moved by the need for human affection…and philosophically inquisitive”

3

Janette Dillon

‘Both Hamlet and the play as a whole are obsessed by the idea of performance.’

4

Samuel Johnson

‘Of the feigned madness of Hamlet there appears no adequate cause, for he does nothing which he might not have done with the reputation of sanity.’ Disagree.

5

Samuel Johnson

Hamlet ‘plays the madman most, when he treats Ophelia with so much rudeness, which seems to be useless and wanton cruelty.’