Ford!" he said, "there's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out.
Be patient, Ophelia.
Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones.
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But what if Shakespeare― and Hamlet― were asking the wrong question? What if the real question is not whether to be, but how to be?
To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago.
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There's something rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet says...it's payback time!