Where I found, Horatio –

Hamlet is a good storyteller. He’s building suspense quite beautifully. He knows what the golden nugget of this story is and he is setting it up and postponing the pay-off very expertly.

I suppose it makes sense. He has studied the work of the players. He knows their speeches. He has written a bit of a play himself.

His audience may only be Horatio here – but he is still pulling out all the storytelling stops. This classic self-interruption is a great example of that.


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