Love and Friendship in Hamlet

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57:12
November 27, 2012

Summary

Noted Shakespeare expert David Bevington discusses how "Hamlet" presents amorous love as deeply problematic and doomed to failure, while male friendship emerges as a spiritual bulwark for the protagonist. Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the humanities, professor in the departments of English and comparative literature, and chair of theater and performance studies.

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