Did Tropically once mean Topically? Is it a printing error? What in the world does TROPICALLY have to do with anything? The Tropics? No. The next sentence makes it clear that this play takes place in Vienna – a place as far as from The Tropics as it might be possible to get – both in climate and in temperament.
What? Is Hamlet crazy after all?
This is much crazier than a lot of the other stuff he does and says. At least it seems so to me now – but, then, I’m not looking at the notes of my edition.
Genius gives us that it is more like TRAPICALLY. That it is a figure of speech, a trope and a trap. Ok. Makes sense. Except – if it’s TRAPICALLY – then why not have it be trapically?