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Psychology In Hamlet

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Psychology is not excluded altogether, however. In the 2008 production, we do not see the apparition in the direction towards which Hamlet points. The 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company production keeps us hovering between the theatrical and the psychological. These two realms are intertwined. Indeed, as the Ghost enters Hamlet curls up. This reveals that the apparition’s presence is castrating. As a matter of course, it is only when the Ghost enters that Hamlet loses control of the scene. The father figure is seen here as theatrically and sexually castrating. From the beginning of the scene to the moment when the spirit appears, Hamlet dominates the stage both theatrically and sexually. The Queen speaks no more than twelve lines while the
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