Ruin and Revolution in "Hamlet" (1999)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern worry that Hamlet threatens the king's life, and if Claudius were to die all the stars and planets would come crashing down. Shakespeare is describing how the later death of Claudius signals the collapse of Ptolemaic geocentricism.

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Work Title Ruin and Revolution in "Hamlet" (1999)
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  1. Peter D. Usher
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  1. geocentricism
  2. collapse
  3. Shakespeare
License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Work Type Research Paper
Deposited July 30, 2019

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