“Hamlet” could have been a MUCH better play


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Recently, Scott and I were talking about Hamlet at the dinner table (I’m teaching it this year) when my first-grader suddenly  entered the conversation.

“What’s Hamlet?”  he asked.

“It’s a play,” I said.  “A play by William Shakespeare.”

“Is it about a  hammer that gets totally out-of-control and smashes everything in sight and nothing will stop it?”  he asked.

I love seven-year-olds.

2 Responses to “Hamlet” could have been a MUCH better play

  1. It may not be about a hammer but things certainly do get out-of-control. ;)

    Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. So true, Viki. In fact, there might be less carnage in Matthew’s version than in the real one!