Friday, August 14, 2015

Hamlet's Father

The Ghost of Hamlet's father sets the entire play into motion.  And he keeps Hamlet from harassing his mother.  The ghost only speaks twice.  Yet we know the ghost must "fast in fires."  He suffers more than any other character.  Imagine a huge verdant planet with twenty moons.  This is Hamlet, but that planet revolves around a star we never see.  No one mentions Kronos, but without him there would be no Zeus.  We need a Kronos in contemporary theatre.  But, of course, Hamlet's father is the opposite of Kronos.

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