The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski:

[According to theatre practitioner Gordon Craig’s interpretation] in order to lighten the sufferings of his father, it was necessary [for Hamlet] to cleanse the entire court of evil; it was necessary to carry fire and sword throughout the whole kingdom, to destroy the harmful, to repulse the old friends with rotten souls, like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern; to save those pure of soul like Ophelia from earthly ruin and immure her, safe at last, in a monastery. (MLIA)

(Photo of Gordon Craig)


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