1.2, Hamlet to Gertrude: ‘Seems’, madam?
Seems, madam? nay, it is. I know not seems.
1.5, Ghost: Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast,
ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts
1.5, Ghost: ‘so lust, though to a radiant angel linked/
so lust, though to a radiant angel linked/ will sate itself in a celestial bed/ and prey on garbage
1.5, Hamlet, describing Gertrude: O villain,…
o villain, villain, smiling, damned villain
2.1, Polonius to Reynaldo: ‘By indirections
By indirections find directions out
3.2, Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: ‘You would play upon me.
you would play upon me. you would seem to know my stops
1.3, Polonius to Laertes: This above all:
this above all: to thine own self be true
2.2, Polonius: At such a time I’ll
At such a time I’ll loose my daughter to him
3.1, Claudius: aside …
How smart a lash that speech doth give my conscience
5.2, Laertes: I am justly
I am justly killed with mine own treachery
1.5, Ghost: describes Gertrude as his ‘most…
most seeming-virtuous queen.
3.2, Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: though you can…
though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.
1.1, Horatio: I might not this believe/
i might not this believe/ without the sensible and true avouch/ of mine own eyes
1.1, when Bernardo and Marcellus ask ‘is Horatio there?’, Horatio replies:
a piece of him
1.5, Hamlet: memory holds a seat
memory holds a seat in this distracted globe
2.2, Hamlet: the play’s the thing
the play’s the thing/ wherein i’ll catch the conscience of the king
1.2, Claudius asks Hamlet to ‘remain/
remain/ here in the cheer and comfort of our eye
3.1, Hamlet to Opelia: I have heard your paintings too, well enough.
I have heard your paintings too, well enough. god hath given you one face, and you make yourself another
5.1, Hamlet: let her paint an inch thick,
let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come
3.4, Gertrude: Alas, how is’t with you,
alas, how is’t with you, that you do bend your eye on vacancy/ And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?
Hamlet on the role of theatre: ‘the purpose of playing’ is to….
hold ‘the mirror up to Nature’
Hamlet is amazed by the player’s ability to act ‘but in a fiction, …. conceit…
but in a fiction, in a dream of passion,/ Could force his soul so to his own conceit
Hamlet’s doubt about the Ghost: unsure whether it is ‘a spirit of health
a spirit of health/ or of goblin damned
Claudius’ opening speech – appearance vs reality. ‘with mirth in funeral
with mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage
‘Let not the royal bed of Denmark be’… vile description of marriage bed. Link with massy wheel (royal bed affects whole country)
let not the royal bed of Denmark be/ A couch for luxury and damned incest
1.1, Hamlet changes opinion on Ghost – ambiguity
it is an honest ghost
Hamlet breaks the fourth wall: ’tis a knavish
’tis a knavish piece of work. But what of that?
4.7, Claudius to Laertes: ‘was your father dear to you?/
was your father dear to you?/ or are you like the painting of a sorrow
4.5, Laertes ‘must call’t in question’ the lack of ‘……….. ……….’ at King Hamlet’s funeral
2.2, Polonius: To the King Be you and I
Be you and I behind the arras then.
the harlot’s cheek beautied…
the harlot’s cheek beautied with plast’ring art/ Is not more ugly to the thing that helps it/ Than is my deed to my most painted word
Claudius: ‘with an auspicious…
with an auspicious and a dropping eye
In his first soliloquy, Claudius refers to ‘your better
your better wisdoms, which have freely gone/ with this affair along