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King Hamlet's Two Successors


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This paper is an examination of the part played by Claudius in Hamlet as distinct from his character or the character of his crime. His part is central to the play, but structurally it is linked to that of his successor Fortinbras which appears on the periphery of the play - indirectly in Act I, and, apart from a brisk walk across the stage in Act IV, directly only in the last forty lines of the final scene.

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