cleaning up so well (jones_casey) wrote,
cleaning up so well
jones_casey

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speaking of hamlet -- a guessing game (not a googling game)

"i know of nothing in all drama more incomparable from the point of view of art, nothing more suggestive in its subtlety of observation, than shakespeare’s drawing of rosencrantz and guildenstern.

...

they never die. horatio, who in order to ‘report hamlet and his cause aright to the unsatisfied,’

‘absents him from felicity a while,
and in this harsh world draws his breath in pain,’

dies, but guildenstern and rosencrantz are as immortal as angelo and tartuffe, and should rank with them. they are what modern life has contributed to the antique ideal of friendship."



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