Quotes 1 till 6 of 6.
Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
British poet 1716-17710
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-19650
No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince.
Richard III is not likeable. Macbeth is not likeable. Hamlet is not likeable. And yet you can't take your eyes off them. I'm far more interested in that than I am in any sort of likeability.
American film maker 1915-19850
The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
French Playwright, Novelist 1910-19860
Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?