For love of God, forbear him.

I love that it’s not entirely clear who Gertrude is talking to or about.
Could be Laertes – like, leave my son alone!
Could be Hamlet – like, Son! Step away!
Could be attendants attempting to break up the fight – like, be careful! Don’t manhandle my son!

This gives directors and fight directors a delightfully open playing field.


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