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Brljak, Vladimir. (2011). Hamlet and Lameth. Notes and Queries, 58(2). pp. 247-254. ISSN 0029-3970

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The article identifies and examines a series of parallels between Shakespeare's Hamlet and the traditional accounts of the biblical patriarch Lamech. It is argued that these parallels – including a hitherto unacknowledged anagrammatic link between the names "Hamlet" and "Lameth", an alternative form of Lamech's name employed in various medieval and post-medieval English works – are more numerous and specific than has been previously acknowledged, with important implications for our understanding of the play.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hamlet
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 10:54
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 10:54

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