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Hamlet A1S2 soliloquy ‘Oh that this too, too, solid flesh…’

My thanks to Alan Brown, Eliza Langland, and Scott Noble, for being willing to share their interpretations of this Hamlet soliloquy from A1S2 for your delight.


As you will have noticed, this video clip combines parts of each of their interpretations into one. If you’d like to hear their individual interpretations, let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. If there’s enough interest, we’ll put all three interpretations up.


Now, click on the arrow to play the video below:



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Perhaps you’d like to have a go yourself, so here’s a link to Hamlet’s soliloquy in ‘Parts and Cues’ mode.  You need to scroll down to Hamlet’s speech that starts: ‘Oh that this too too solid Flesh would melt’

Now you’ve explored Hamlet’s A1S2 soliloquy, there are other things you can do:


Let’s play!


Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’

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One Response to "Hamlet A1S2 soliloquy ‘Oh that this too, too, solid flesh…’"

  • Richard Forsyth
    March 7, 2017 - 12:41 pm Reply

    I had a very nice email about these recordings this morning and she’s given me position to share it with you. Here’s the relevant part of her email:

    I’m going to the studio and will listen to Hamlet’s sililoquy. That is my latest discovery, listening to Shakespeare in the studio, its different from music more of a zoning in than out.


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