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_J_'s Avatar Jump to comment 6551 by _J_

Happy Birthday, Steve!


Not really paying attention, but just to drag in an old point again:

'None of the [precursors of Hamlet] have anything like the complexity or sophistication of [Hamlet]. For anyone wanting to read an introduction to the complexities of [Hamlet] then [there's been plenty written on it...].'

Conclusion: Hamlet is a divine text and Shakespeare is god? Or Hamlet is a damn good play that does new, surprising and profound things with its literary precedents?

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 07:05:00 UTC | #142123