Abstract and Brief Chronicles of the Time
There are dozens of references to days, dates, times, and durations in Hamlet. Time is right up there with decay and mortality in any list of the play's obsessions. Chapter Two explores the plays chronology in detail.
The chart below gives a quick idea of what's covered.
Click the links to see the explanation in the bottom frame.
This chronology is explored in much greater depth in Chapter Two, and in a scholarly, footnoted version of that chapter, published in Early Modern Literary Studies.
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