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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Burton, which has the large medieval church, is a very small hamlet.
▪ It was de-signed to give us the courage, as temporary civil rights workers, to penetrate the small hamlets farther south.
▪ After a mile, the road passes through a small hamlet.
▪ This gets us to Santa Catarina, a small inland hamlet.
▪ There used to be two small hamlets just outside but part of the village, known as Mill Cottages and Pry Cottages.
▪ Over eighty-five percent of these are scattered throughout the country in small villages and hamlets.
▪ Everyone who was living in a small hamlet on the lake's edge fled into the forest at news of their approach.
▪ Alongside the villages with their surrounding lands there were small hamlets and isolated farmsteads.
▪ Seven farms had been enclosed in 1512 in a move that must effectively have crippled this tiny hamlet.
▪ She plays Beth, a transplanted Los Angeles teen trying to adjust to her new life in a tiny Washington state hamlet.
▪ Our story really begins in 1575, on a wet and blustery night in the tiny hamlet of Shefford Woodlands.
▪ Both lived in Coahoma, a hamlet of about 1, 200 residents 10 miles to the east of Big Spring.
▪ He told those responsible their hamlet would burn if it happened again.
▪ His repressions were too blatant, his strategic hamlet and land-reform programs had too obviously failed.
▪ Its total population in the mid-nineteenth century was probably in excess of many medieval hamlets or even small villages.
▪ The western hamlet has survived with the present parish church of St Nicholas.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hamlet \Ham"let\ (h[a^]m"l[e^]t), n. [OE. hamelet, OF. hamelet, dim. of hamel, F. hameau, LL. hamellum, a dim. of German origin; cf. G. heim home. [root]220. See Home.] A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

The country wasted, and the hamlets burned.

Syn: Village; neighborhood. See Village.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French hamelet, diminutive of hamel "village," itself a diminutive of ham "village," from Frankish *haim (see home). Especially a village without a church.


n. 1 A small village or a group of houses. 2 (context British English) A village that does not have its own church. 3 Any of the fish of the genus (taxlink Hypoplectrus genus noshow=1) in the family Serranidae.

  1. n. a community of people smaller than a village [syn: crossroads]

  2. the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father

  3. a settlement smaller than a town [syn: village]

Hamlet, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 54
Housing Units (2000): 35
Land area (2000): 0.330312 sq. miles (0.855503 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.330312 sq. miles (0.855503 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20750
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 40.385419 N, 101.235370 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 69031
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hamlet, NE
Hamlet, NC -- U.S. city in North Carolina
Population (2000): 6018
Housing Units (2000): 2738
Land area (2000): 5.047113 sq. miles (13.071963 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.089338 sq. miles (0.231385 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.136451 sq. miles (13.303348 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29160
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 34.887936 N, 79.706201 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 28345
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hamlet, NC
Hamlet, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 820
Housing Units (2000): 336
Land area (2000): 0.965297 sq. miles (2.500108 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.008869 sq. miles (0.022971 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.974166 sq. miles (2.523079 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30708
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 41.381708 N, 86.584697 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 46532
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hamlet, IN
Hamlet (1990 film)

Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character. The film also features Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Dillane, and Nathaniel Parker. It is notable for being the first film from Icon Productions, a company co-founded by Gibson.

Hamlet (disambiguation)

Hamlet is a tragic play by William Shakespeare.

Hamlet may also refer to:

Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a type of settlement. The definition of hamlet varies by country. It usually refers to a small settlement, with a small population that is usually under 100, in a rural area, or a component of a larger settlement or municipality. Hamlets are typically unincorporated communities.

Hamlet (fish)

A hamlet is a fish of the genus Hypoplectrus that is found mainly in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, particularly around Florida and the Bahamas. They are a popular choice for hobbyist saltwater aquariums, and come in a variety of colors.

Hamlet (1964 film)

Hamlet is a 1964 film adaptation in Russian of William Shakespeare's play of the same title, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Iosif Shapiro, and stars Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Prince Hamlet.


The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet , is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is ranked among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others". The play likely was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime, and still ranks among his most performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879. It has inspired many other writers – from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Charles Dickens to James Joyce and Iris Murdoch – and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella". The story of Shakespeare's Hamlet was derived from the legend of Amleth, preserved by 13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum, as subsequently retold by 16th-century scholar François de Belleforest. Shakespeare may also have drawn on an earlier (hypothetical) Elizabethan play known today as the Ur-Hamlet, though some scholars believe he himself wrote the Ur-Hamlet, later revising it to create the version of Hamlet we now have. He almost certainly wrote his version of the title role for his fellow actor, Richard Burbage, the leading tragedian of Shakespeare's time. In the 400 years since its inception, the role has been performed by numerous highly acclaimed actors in each successive century.

Three different early versions of the play are extant: the First Quarto (Q1, 1603); the Second Quarto (Q2, 1604); and the First Folio (F1, 1623). Each version includes lines and entire scenes missing from the others. The play's structure and depth of characterisation have inspired much critical scrutiny. One such example is the centuries-old debate about Hamlet's hesitation to kill his uncle, which some see as merely a plot device to prolong the action, but which others argue is a dramatisation of the complex philosophical and ethical issues that surround cold-blooded murder, calculated revenge, and thwarted desire. More recently, psychoanalytic critics have examined Hamlet's unconscious desires, while feminist critics have re-evaluated and attempted to rehabilitate the often maligned characters of Ophelia and Gertrude.

Hamlet (1948 film)

'Hamlet ' is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also the second of the three Shakespeare films that he directed (the 1936 As You Like It had starred Olivier, but had been directed by Paul Czinner). Hamlet was the first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is also the first sound film of the play in English. A 1935 sound film adaptation, Khoon Ka Khoon, had been made in India and filmed in the Urdu language.

Olivier's Hamlet is the Shakespeare film that has received the most prestigious accolades, winning the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. However, it proved controversial among Shakespearean purists, who felt that Olivier had made too many alterations and excisions to the four-hour play by cutting nearly two hours' worth of content. Milton Shulman wrote in The Evening Standard "To some it will be one of the greatest films ever made, to others a deep disappointment. Laurence Olivier leaves no doubt that he is one of our greatest living actors...his liberties with the text, however, are sure to disturb many."

Hamlet (1921 film)

Hamlet is a 1921 German film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play of the same name starring Danish silent film actor Asta Nielsen. It was directed by Svend Gade and Heinz Schall.

In this interpretation, inspired by Dr. Edward P. Vining's book The Mystery of Hamlet, Hamlet is born female and disguised as a male to preserve the lineage. Though a radical interpretation, the New York Times said this film, "holds a secure place in class with the best."

Hamlet (opera)

Hamlet is a grand opera in five acts of 1868 by the French composer Ambroise Thomas, with a libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier based on a French adaptation by Alexandre Dumas, père, and Paul Meurice of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

Hamlet (1908 film)

Hamlet is a 1908 French silent film adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play, Hamlet. The film was one of the earliest film adaptations of this play, and starred Jacques Grétillat and Colanna Romano. It was directed by Henri Desfontaines, and was one of twelve renditions of the play produced during the silent film era.

Hamlet (band)

Hamlet is a five-piece metal band from Madrid, Spain. They formed in 1987 and are still active. They are signed to Kaiowas Records and have released ten albums, their most recent being La Ira was released in 2015. They are the pioneers of alternative metal in Spain with their albums Sanatorio de Muñecos (1993) and Revolución 12.111 (1996).

Hamlet (1996 film)

Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet. The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius, Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude, Kate Winslet as Ophelia, Michael Maloney as Laertes, Richard Briers as Polonius, and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio. Other notable appearances include Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Ken Dodd.

The film is notable as the first unabridged theatrical film version of the play, running just over four hours. The longest screen version of the play prior to the 1996 film was the 1980 BBC made-for-television version starring Jacobi as the title character, which runs three-and-a-half hours.

The play's setting is updated to the 19th century, but its Elizabethan English remains the same. Blenheim Palace is the setting used for the exterior grounds of Elsinore Castle and interiors were all photographed at Shepperton Studios, blended with the footage shot at Blenheim. Hamlet was also the last major dramatic motion picture to be filmed entirely on 70 mm film until 2012, with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master.

Hamlet was highly acclaimed by the majority of critics and has been regarded as one of the best Shakespeare film adaptations ever made. However, it was not a box office success, grossing just under $5 million on a budget of $18 million. The film received four Academy Award nominations for the 69th Academy Awards for Best Art Direction ( Tim Harvey), Best Costume Design ( Alexandra Byrne), Best Original Score ( Patrick Doyle), and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Kenneth Branagh).

Hamlet (2000 film)

Hamlet (also referred to as Hamlet 2000) is a 2000 American film written and directed by Michael Almereyda, set in contemporary New York City, and based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. Ethan Hawke plays Hamlet as a film student, Kyle MacLachlan co-stars as Uncle Claudius, Diane Venora as Gertrude, Liev Schreiber as Laertes, Julia Stiles as Ophelia, Steve Zahn as Rosencrantz, Bill Murray as Polonius, and Sam Shepard as Hamlet's father.

In this version of Hamlet, Claudius becomes King and CEO of "Denmark Corporation", having taken over the firm by killing his brother, Hamlet's father.

This adaptation keeps the Shakespearean dialogue but presents a modern setting, with technology such as video cameras, Polaroid cameras, and surveillance bugs. For example, the ghost of Hamlet's murdered father first appears on closed-circuit TV.

Hamlet (Oregon)

A hamlet is a model of local governance in Clackamas County in the U.S. state of Oregon. Like hamlets elsewhere, it is a country subdivision; like New York's hamlets, the definition is unique to a state (in this case, to one county in a state).

Hamlets in Oregon are in addition to villages in Oregon (which were defined at the same time as hamlets) and to Community Planning Organizations (CPOs), which predate both hamlets and villages.

To date, there are four hamlets: Beavercreek, Molalla Prairie, Mulino, and Stafford.

Hamlet (Tchaikovsky)

Shakespeare's Hamlet was the inspiration for two works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: the overture-fantasia Hamlet, Op. 67, and incidental music for the play, Op. 67a.

Hamlet (crater)

Hamlet is the largest crater on the known part of the surface of Uranus' moon Oberon. It has diameter of about 206 km and is named after the title character of the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. The crater has a dark floor and is surrounded by a system of bright rays, which are ice ejecta deposited during the impact event. The nature of the dark material on the floor is not known, but it may have erupted from depth. The crater was first imaged by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in January 1986.

Hamlet (album)

Hamlet (also called the black album) is the sixth album by Spanish alternative metal band Hamlet.

This is the last studio album with bass player Augusto Hernández.

Hamlet (video game)

Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement (or simply Hamlet on Android and Hamlet! on iOS) is an award-winning indie adventure game based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. It was developed and published by indie game developer mif2000.

Hamlet (1969 film)

Hamlet is a 1969 British film adaptation of Shakespeare's play Hamlet, starring Nicol Williamson as Prince Hamlet. It was directed by Tony Richardson and based on his own stage production at the Roundhouse theater in London. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins as King Claudius, Judy Parfitt as Queen Gertrude, Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia, Mark Dignam as Polonius, Gordon Jackson as Horatio, and Michael Pennington as Laertes.

The film, a departure from big-budget Hollywood renditions of classics, was made with a small budget and a very minimalist set, consisting of Renaissance fixtures and costumes in a dark, shadowed space. A brick tunnel is used for the scenes on the battlements. The Ghost of Hamlet's father is represented only by a light shining on the observers. The film places much emphasis on the sexual aspects of the play, to the point of strongly implying an incestuous relationship between Laertes and Ophelia.

Hamlet (cigar)

Hamlet is a well-known brand of cigar produced by Gallaher Group division of Japan Tobacco. They are available in several varieties, miniatures and also a regular length. They are regularly referred to as the 'mild cigar' in their advertising.

Hamlet cigars were first launched in the UK in 1964. More recently, Hamlet cigars have been launched in a number of western European markets.

They are most famous in the UK for their comical advertisements, which present scenes in which a man, having failed dismally at something, is consoled by lighting a Hamlet cigar. Much of the humour came from the fact that the product being advertised was deliberately unclear until the tell-tale cigar appeared, accompanied by the tune of Bach's Air on the G String, played by French musician Jacques Loussier, and the line ' Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet'. For example, one advertisement created a diversion by appearing to be advertising beer: a man, dying of thirst in a desert, finds a can of Heineken but accidentally spills it all into the sand; so instead he lights up a Hamlet cigar.

Since the ban on tobacco advertising in the UK and much of Europe was implemented, the adverts are no longer aired.

The closure in September 2009 of the Cardiff-based factory producing Hamlet was announced on 16 October 2007.

Hamlet (1900 film)

Hamlet, also known as Le Duel d'Hamlet, is a 1900 French film adaptation of an excerpt from the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. It is believed to have been the earliest film adaptation of the play, and starred actress Sarah Bernhardt in the lead role. It was directed by Clément Maurice. The film is two minutes in length. It also was one of the first films to employ the newly discovered art of pre-recording the actors' voices, then playing the recording simultaneous to the playing of the film. So, while produced during the silent film era, the film is technically not a silent film.

Hamlet (2009 film)

Hamlet is a 2009 television film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 modern-dress stage production of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, aired on BBC Two on 26 December 2009. It was broadcast by PBS in the United States on 28 April 2010.

Directed by Gregory Doran, it features the original stage cast of David Tennant in the title role of Prince Hamlet, Patrick Stewart as King Claudius and the ghost of Hamlet's father, Penny Downie as Queen Gertrude, Mariah Gale as Ophelia, Edward Bennett as Laertes, Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius, and Peter de Jersey as Horatio.

Hamlet (1912 film)

Hamlet is a 1912 British silent drama film directed by Charles Raymond and starring Raymond, Dorothy Foster and Constance Backner. It was an adaptation of the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

Hamlet (1913 film)

Hamlet is a 1913 British silent drama film directed by Hay Plumb and starring Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude Elliot and Walter Ringham. It is an adaptation of the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare made by the Hepworth Company and based on the Drury Lane Theatre's 1913 staging of the work.

Hamlet (1974 film)

Hamlet is a 1974 filmed adaptation of John Bell and Richard Wherrett's theatre production of the play.

Hamlet (1961 film)

Hamlet is a 1961 German film directed by Franz Peter Wirth. It stars Maximilian Schell as Hamlet.

Hamlet (Liszt)

Hamlet, S.104, is a symphonic poem by Franz Liszt, written in 1858 and published as No. 10. It was not performed until 2 July 1876. Like all but one of Liszt's 13 symphonic poems, Hamlet was written while Liszt was working in Weimar and is dedicated to Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Hamlet (1917 film)

Halmet'' (Italian:Amleto'') is a 1917 Italian silent drama film directed by Eleuterio Rodolfi and starring Ruggero Ruggeri, Helena Makowska and Mercedes Brignone. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

HAMLET (protein complex)

HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumor cells) is a complex between alpha-lactalbumin and oleic acid that induces cell death in tumor cells, but not in healthy cells.

HAMLET is a possible chemotherapeutic agent with the ability to kill cancer cells. Alpha-lactalbumin is the primary protein component of human milk. In a 1995 study, it was noted that multimeric alpha-lactalbumin (MAL), a compound isolated from a fraction of human milk called casein, induced what appeared to be apoptosis in human lung carcinoma cells, pneumococcus bacteria, and other pathogens, while leaving healthy, differentiated cells unaffected. It has been the perfect cure in this case. The active component responsible for the tumoricidal activity was found in 2000 and found to be a complex of alpha-lactalbumin and oleic acid.

Endogenous human alpha-lactalbumin is complexed with a calcium ion and serves as a cofactor in lactose synthesis, but has no tumoricidal properties. The alpha-lactalbumin must be partially unfolded to allow for release of the calcium ion and replacement with an oleic acid molecule. The partially folded conformation is essential to the cytotoxicity of HAMLET, as mutagenesis studies have shown that completely unfolded alpha-lacalbumin does not retain the functional properties of HAMLET. The oleic acid is necessary for stabilizing this molecule in this partially unfolded state. Over the past several years, additional work has further characterized the structure and function of HAMLET and its clinical applications are currently under investigation. However, in order to develop effective therapies, more must be known about the mechanism of action of HAMLET.

Hamlet (EWTC show)

Hamlet is a theatre show produced by the East West Theatre Company from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and directed by Haris Pašović. The co-producer for Hamlet are Bosnian Cultural Centre Tuzla, British Council/Urban Cultures and Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM).

Director Haris Pašović's main hero, Hamlet, is a Muslim hero struggling to survive in an ancient Islamic superpower. That is, East West Theatre Company's Hamlet is set in Topkapı Palace, Ottoman sultan’s court in Istanbul. Shakespeare's story and the names remained the same, save the titles (sultan) and Turkey instead of Denmark, as well as cultural references.

Original cast of East West Theatre Company's Hamlet includes the following actors and characters:

  • Amar Selimovic plays courageous, playful and seductive Hamlet who faces the most important political, intimate and metaphysical choices in the dramatic and fast-moving world.
  • Damjana Cerne is Gertrude, valid sultan, the most powerful woman in the Ottoman Empire, gracious but passionate.
  • Sultan Claudius, played by Frano Maskovic, is handsome and perfidious - almost Hamlet’s age.
  • Miodrag Krivokapic is poignant as profoundly unhappy Ghost, mysterious Player and mind-blowing Grave-digger.
  • Zana Marjanovic plays rebellious erotic Ophelia, oppressed by her father.
  • Horatio, played by Damir Markovina is sexy and smart, much more than Hamlet’s shadow.
  • Slaven Knezovic plays both manipulative Polonius and selfish Laertes.
  • Armin Catic and Aldin Omerovic play soft and unscrupulous Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as well as several other roles.
  • Fortinbras is a woman, a contemplative princess played by Sabina Bambur.

Costume design was created by the well-known trio of designers known as Kao Pao Shu, and the se was designed by the Bosnian architect Amir Vuk Zec. Production is accompanied by Bosnian musicians Dino Sukalo (guitar), Atilla Aksoy (keyboards, bass), Amar Cesljar (percussions) and a Turkish musician Melih Berse (ney) who play live on stage. Robin Holmes (Paris) is dramaturge, Toni Cots (Barcelona) dance choreographer, Ragib Karamehmedović and Krešimir Brajković stage-combat choreograpohers, while Lejla Jusic is a singing coach.

Hamlet (name)

Hamlet is both a masculine given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Given name:

  • Hamlet Barrientos (born 1978), Bolivian footballer
  • Hamlet Gonashvili (1928–1985), Georgian singer
  • Hamlet Handley, English footballer
  • Hamlet Isakhanli (born 1948), Azerbaijani mathematician and writer
  • Hamlet Mkhitaryan (footballer, born 1973), Armenian footballer
  • Hamlet Mkhitaryan (footballer, born 1962), Armenian Soviet footballer
  • Hamlet Watling (1818–1908), English antiquarian
  • Hamlet Winstanley (1698–1756), English painter and engraver


  • Douglas Hamlet (died 1995), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines murderer
  • Harry G. Hamlet (1874–1954), Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
  • Norm Hamlet, American guitarist

Fictional characters:

  • Prince Hamlet, title character and protagonist of the William Shakespeare tragedy
Hamlet (1907 film)

Hamlet, released in the United States as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was a 1907 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès, based on William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

Hamlet (1959 TV play)

Hamlet is a 1959 Australian TV play starring William Job and produced by Royston Morley.

It was one of two notable productions of Shakespeare done by the ABC, the other being Anthony and Cleopatra.

Hamlet (1954 film)

Hamlet is a 1954 Hindi tragedy drama film, produced and directed by Kishore Sahu. The film was a free adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, with Sahu playing Hamlet as well as writing the screenplay, while the dialogues were by Amanat Hilal and B. D. Verma. It was produced under the "Hindustan Chitra" banner, a production company started by Sahu in 1944. It was Ramesh Naidu's debut film as a music composer. The film starred Mala Sinha, Kishore Sahu, Venus Banerji, Kamaljeet and Jankidas.

Sahu was influenced by "classic European sources". Though termed a "free adaptation" in the credit roll of the film, Sahu's Hamlet stayed true to the title, its setting, and the original names in the play, remaining as close as possible to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (1948).

Usage examples of "hamlet".

That quest was abetted by a sympathetic schoolteacher, Rebecca, who saw in the lad a glimmering hope that occasionally there might be resurrection from a bitter life sentence in the emotionally barren and aesthetically vitiated Kentucky hamlet, and who ultimately seduced him.

The duration of the siege has done nothing to abate the groundswell of support for Abies in and around this tiny Northwestern hamlet.

Hoping that Hamlet will soon be himself again, I am, with affectionate thoughts that never fail to turn theewards.

When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent.

We do not find Hamlet and Faust, right and wrong, the valor of men, by testing for albumin or examining fibers in a microscope.

There was, for instance, in the theatre to which I was attached, an old actor named Apel, who would take the part of grave-digger in Hamlet, and the same evening, in the after-piece, act the part of what you call the clown.

Hamlet usually wore the simplest sort of wool clothing, but Cashel had learned a good deal about fabrics and styles from living with his sister Ilna.

A couple of brawny supers carried Mama on stage in Act Four, wrapped in a shroud, tipped her into the cellarage amidst displays of grief from all concerned but up she would pop at curtain-call having shaken the dust off her graveclothes and touched up her eye make-up, to curtsy with the rest of the resurrected immortals, all of whom, even Prince Hamlet himself, turned out, in the end, to be just as un-dead as she.

At the last hamlet he made the mistake of speaking to an old man only to find the dotard was deaf as granite.

Hamlet is responsible for eight deaths, his own included, and Falstaff is a highwayman, a warrior averse to battle, and a fleecer of everyone he encounters.

The lights winked out over Goshen and the hamlets were not visible except as Kenkenes came upon them.

He drove through Adliswil and Langnau and Hausen, and nameless hamlets with chalets and colourful picture-postcard scenery, until almost an hour later, he came to Kappel.

Some one had said that she looked like the vieux jeu, idea of the queen in Hamlet.

The room was spacious, square, simple, for such is the fashion of the country, and lighted by windows that looked on one side towards Valais, and on the other over the whole of the irregular, but lovely declivity, to the margin of the Leman, and along that beautiful sheet, embracing hamlet, village, city, castle, and purple mountain, until the view was limited by the hazy Jura.

It took the way towards the level of the Leman by means of a winding and picturesque bridle-path that led, among alpine meadows, groves, rocks, and hamlets, fairly to the water-side.