Hamlet 4.6 – 4.7 –  Horatio gets a letter from Hamlet, and oh joy, he’s back in town. Claudius gets a similar letter, but isn’t so happy; time to come up with a plan to kill the little @#$% before it’s too late! And oh, poor Laertes, I’m afraid we have some bad news…

Three recommendations this episode:

  1. Forgotten Classics- Julie talks about Chop Bard in Episode 132: The Riddle of the Sands, chapter 27
    She has some very nice things to say about Chop bard. Listen to her, she knows what she’s talking about!
  2. CraftLit – A Podcast for Crafters Who Love Books. You’re in good hands with host Heather, as she’ll lead you through these dangerous  books- you’ll be the better for it.
  3. The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare – Julie mentioned she was inspired by Chop Bard to listen to Hamlet in this audio series. I’ve heard of these, but never listened. I’ve order one, and can’t wait to try it out.

There is a lot going on in this episode. Everybody’s story is drawing to it’s end, and they are all merging. I wanted to go on about Ophelia a lot more, and try to get into Gertrude’s head… but there’s still time for that, and the end of act 4 scene 7 is so perfectly sad, and cruel, with out adding anything. Bring a tissue.

Enjoy

 

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