Frederick Engels, Ernest Untermann, eds.

Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, trans.

Kahane, trans.Foreword by Friedrich A.

However, this tragedy departs from the classic plot structure of a tragedy in which the protagonist has made a mistake or done something that leads inevitably to his destruction (the main action).

Foreword by Bettina Bien Greaves.

Includes essays by Fritz Machlup, Israel M.

Or maybe she drowned herselfin her own defense.")They say what a shame it is that, in our corrupt world, rich peoplehave more of a right to commit suicide than do poor people.Hamlet and Horatio walk in.

Appendix by Edward Atkinson, Introduction by Hodgson Pratt, Prefatory letter by Frédéric Passy.

In Ingmar Bergman's production of "Hamlet", Fortinbras'swords, "Bid the soldiers shoot!" is their signal topull out their guns and slaughter Horatio and the rest of thesurviving Danish court.

— Drama/England; — Revenge, Fighting, Grieving; — Respect; Caring.


There is sexual tension between Hamlet and Gertrude, his mother.

Especially, if you do not like everything abouttoday's teenaged "Goth" culture(wearing black, being clever and disrespectful, playing with people'sfeelings, complainingthat life seems meaningless and empty), you won't like everything aboutthe Hamlet who we meet at the beginning.

He lies on top of her and humps to mock them.

In Q1 (recalled by the actor either from theearlier play, or from what a good-guy hero mightbe expected to say), Hamlet's last words were,"Heaven receive my soul." Instead, Shakespeare's Hamlet speaks cryptic last words:"The rest is silence."

Almost all readers and viewers come away from "Hamlet" likingthe prince very much.

There is some minor violence between them.

I'd conclude, rather, that in the first run of Shakespeare's"Hamlet", Polonius and Reynaldo were named Corambis and Montano, andthat Shakespeare changed their names for some reason."Der Bestrafte Brudermord" has some other points of agreement withQ1 against Q2, but even more with Q2 against Q1.

There is some carousing but it is not a major part of the movie.

Somebody will tell you that the old man's name being "Corambus"is proof that "Der Bestrafte Brudermord" must thereforederive from the older Hamlet play.

After the movie, ask and help your child to answer the .

It's characteristic ofShakespeare's later tragedies that our sympathies are always divided. Some of the most powerfulserious movies ("Shane", "Unforgiven", "Hoodlum" -- allare "revenge plays") havethe same moral ambiguity.

If your child gets into it, go over as many of the as you can.

He walks around in black reading a book.




Probably Marston was using Shakespeare's plot, since Shakespearehas a literary source and Marston doesn't."Der Bestrafte Brudermord" ("Fratricide Punished")is a German play thatis obviously an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet",which it resembles in contradistinction to Belleforest.