Lipgart A.A. Concerning the Interpretations of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”
In Shakespearology there are no generally accepted interpretations of “Hamlet” either conceptually or textologically. Many interpretations of this tragedy make a demoralizing reading, for they ignore the obvious solutions to the “Hamlet enigma”: accepting the early dating of the first drafts of Shakespeare’s play, treating the so-called “Bad Quarto” of 1603 as an early variant of Shakespeare’s celebrated text and explaining the intricacies and the possible inconsistences of the plot within the context of the religious conflicts of the Elizabethan England.
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, “Bad Quarto”, Catholicism, Protestantism