Section Topics

This section examines the "Mousetrap" scene, with a particular focus on the considerable complexity of the scene, and on how its function within Hamlet  doesn't necessarily match the designs Hamlet had in mind in organizing the confrontation at the center of the scene.

1.  Introduction
2.  Perspectives
3.  The Questions Posed
4.  Same Text; Different Staging
5.  The Charles and Mary Lamb Version
6.  The Murther of Gonzago
7.  The First and Second Tooth
8.  Which Speech?
9.  Nephew to the King
10.  The Conscience of a King