Shakespeare’s Hamlet has intrigued scholarly critics as well
as casual playgoers and has led to more debate than any
other play. Is Hamlet mad or just pretending? Why do the
guards, Horatio, and Hamlet see the ghost, but Gertrude
not see it? Are the characters of Fortinbras, Reynaldo, and
Voltemand superfl uous to the play? What is Horatio‘s place
in Elsinore? Starting from the spoken lines, explanations
for these and other questions are offered in this book.
Encouraged here are staged interpretations of Hamlet that
more adequately imagine stage directions and character
development. This readable book is equally for those with
casual, scholarly or professional interests in Hamlet.