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P Davison

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


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”


Janette Dillon

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


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.


Samuel Johnson

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