A. Finocchio – L. Pompele – F. Restelli present HAMLET A play written by William Shakespeare http://www.sstrinitamarino.it/Aeropago/pergamena_3.jpg&imgrefurl= http://www.pipaergosum.it/CMS/images/stories/pergamena_pp.gif&imgrefurl=
This is the history of the vendict of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/161/oghmasymbolmm3.jpg&imgrefurl= http://digilander.libero.it/belf9/fotoBlog/Mano_che_scrive1.jpg&imgrefurl=
Kronborg Castel, Elsinore, Denmark On a dark winter night a ghost appears on the ramparts of the castle: it’s the murdered king, Hamlet. http://risorse.viaggiatori.net/mappe/Danimarca.jpg&imgrefurl=
Act I King Hamlet says to his son the story of his death: his murderer is his brother Claudius, his wife lover. http://www.french-engravings.com/stampe-antiche-incisioni/Hamlet-it.html
Act II The king and the queen are worried about the dissatisfaction of Hamlet. They thing that he’s fall in love with Ophelia. So she talks with him but she understands only that he’s mad. http://www.french-engravings.com/stampe-antiche-incisioni/Hamlet-it.html
Act III An acting travelling company arrives at Elsinore and Hamlet writes a play for the actors. It’s the history of the death of Hamlet, the murdered king. Claudius, his murderer, understands Hamlet’s plan. In Gertrude’s chamber Polonius dies because of the sword of Hamlet, who belived that he was the king. http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/53200/53289/53289_sword_lg.gif&imgrefurl= http://www.french-engravings.com/stampe-antiche-incisioni/Hamlet-it.html
Hamlet is sent to England, but managed to escape and return to Elsinore. Ophelia kills herself in the lake of the castle. Laertes, Ophelia's brother and Polonius’ son, returns to Denmark and with Claudius arranges a duel in which kills hamlet. Act IV http://www.french-engravings.com/stampe-antiche-incisioni/Hamlet-it.html
Before the duel Claudius puts a deadly potion on Lartes’ sword, hilt and in a cup. After killing Laertes and after he reveals the plan of Claudius, Hamlet rejects the poisoned cup that is drunk by Queen Gertrude. He kills Claudius, but he dies from wounds received. Horatio remains alive to tell to all the people and to Fortimbras, prince of Norway, the story. He comes after the death of the royal family and takes the power. Act V http://www.french-engravings.com/stampe-antiche-incisioni/Hamlet-it.html
I’m Hamlet, prince of Denmark. I become crazy to vendict my father. I’m extremely philosophical and contemplative. “ To be, or not to be: that is the question” (Act III Scene I) I’m melancholy and discontented with the state of affairs in Denmark and my family. I’m a university student whose studies were interrupted by his father’s death. http://www.dramatour.unito.it/Dramatour-hyperslides/ImmaginiDramatourHS/HamletSkullHCSealous.jpg&imgrefurl=
[to Gertrude] “Our sometime sister, now our Queen.” (Act I Scene II) I’m a shrewd, lustful, conniving king too crafty for his own good. I’m bent upon maintaining my own power. I’m a corrupt politician whose main weapon is his ability to manipulate others through his skillful use of language. I’m Claudius, Gertude’s lover. I became King of Denmark after killing my brother. http://hblmarket.com.ec/98.php%3Fq%3Dking-claudiushamlet%26page%3D5&usg=__zponddFnWP-kXPj_etR6RZj3_
“ Be thou assur'd, if words be made of breath, and breath of life, I have no life to breathe what thou hast said to me.” (Act III Scene IV) I’m a woman defined by her desire for station and affection, as well as by her tendency to use men to fulfill her instinct for self- preservation. At times it seems that my grace and charm are my only characteristics, and my reliance on men appears to be my sole way of capitalizing on my abilities. I’m Gertrude, Queen of Denmark. My lover has killed my husband. So I got married with him. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/2276270493_00bf9004e9_o.jpg&imgrefurl=
I’m Ophelia and I love Hamlet, the Prince. After the death of my father, Polonius, I become crazy and kill myself in a lake. I’m Horatio, Hamlet’s closed friend. I’m loyal and helpful . I’m the only alive when Fortinbras comes. I’m remained alive to tell everyone Hamlet’s story. I’m Polonius, t he Lord Chamberlain of Claudius’s court, a pompous, conniving old man. I’m the father of Ophelia and Laertes. I die by the sword of Hamlet.
http://photos.shebloggedbynight.com/images/A_3/5/2/2/12253/terrence_morgan_laertes_life_500_eb256.jpg&imgrefurl= http://chicagocritic.com/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Fortunato-Kane-V-2-267x400.jpg&imgrefurl= http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/uploads/image/maurice_evans_in_hamlet__1937_907.jpg&imgrefurl= I’m Laertes, Polonius’s son and Ophelia’s brother. I’m a young man who comes back home from France. Passionate and quick to action, I’m clearly a foil for the reflective Hamlet. I’m Fortinbras, the young Prince of Norway, whose father the king was killed by Hamlet’s father. Now I wish to attack Denmark to avenge my father’s honor, making him another foil for Prince Hamlet. We are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.
In Hamlet, the physicall object are rarely used to represent thematic ideas. Prince Hamlet reflects on death’s inevitability and the disintegration of the body. He thinks to the people who died during his research: Polonius, Ophelia and many others. http://www.croponline.org/images/teschiocristallo.JPG&imgrefurl=
The play is completely different from those that precede it. The action is expected to be continually postponed while Hamlet is a man reflects on what he is doing and poses many questions. It's interesting to consider that the play shows us how many uncertainties our lives are built upon, how many unknown quantities are taken for granted when people act or another when they evaluate one's actions. http://www.dramatour.unito.it/Dramatour-hyperslides/ImmaginiDramatourHS/HamletSkullHCSealous.jpg&imgrefurl=
Themes of certainty and action are closely linked: the actions are also influenced by many factors ethical, social, psychological. Hamlet is considered a righteous man because he thinks the shares before them and reflect on their being necessary or not. Instead Clauidus is tormented by his conscience and Laertes is influenced too much by him. http://www.liceorussell.it/studenti/armidef/Il%2520Mestiere%2520delle%2520Armi/sp2m2.gif&imgrefurl=
Hamlet reflects on the death after learning of the murder of his father. Examining the themes of uncertainty, truth, spirituality, he reflects on the spiritual death (represented by the Spirit) and on the physical one (skull of Yorick.) Death is cause and consequence of revenge. The greasy (and death itself) are a means by which to end the suffering and pain of life despite going against the Christian religion. http://l.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/canstock4780991.jpg&imgrefurl=
In the play, Denmark is compared to a once healthy and strong body (under the guidance of the old King Hamlet), but now weak and morally corrupt under the guidance of the cruel Claudius and Queen Gertrude. The ghost foreshadows the fall of the country, now the ghost of what once was, providing for the death of the royal family (compared to Denmark) and the rise of the Norwegian prince Fortinbras.
The motif of incest runs throughout the play and is frequently alluded. Hamlet and Gerturde between Laertes and Ophelia Claudius and Gerturde
After his mother’s decision to marry Claudius so soon after her husband’s death, Hamlet becomes cynical about women, showing a particular obsession with what he perceives to be a connection between female sexuality and moral corruption. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2041/2276270493_00bf9004e9_o.jpg&imgrefurl= http://www.dramatour.unito.it/Dramatour-hyperslides/ImmaginiDramatourHSl=
Words are used to communicate ideas, to distort the truth, to manipulate other people, and to serve as tools in corrupt quests for power. Claudius is example of a man who manipulates words to enhance his own power. http://www.shakespeareweb.it/teatro/1600_amleto/amleto_03.jpg&imgrefurl =
The informations about the play were caught by www.sparklnotes.com Instead the pictures were found by a search with Google and the link of each picture is at the end of each slide. http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/dynimg/IC210309.png&imgrefurl= http://i.msdn.microsoft.com/dynimg/IC210311.png&imgrefurl=