Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jul 2002, 16:10 p.m.

I was trying to remember the quote from Hamlet about…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I was trying to remember the quote from Hamlet about funeral meats and wedding tables, and I found this summary of Act I, Scene 2. Just a skim reminded me of how much I like that play. You know what I want to see again? The Ethan Hawke version and the Kenneth Branagh four-hour extravaganza. My AP World Lit class called him "Bran-muffin." Easier to pronounce.