Titles from HAMLET, Act IV


Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier

Hamlet. Farewell, dear mother.
King. Thy loving father, Hamlet.
Hamlet. My mother: father and mother is man and wife; man and wife is one flesh; and so, my mother. (IV,iii)

John Gielgud as Hamlet
A young John Gielgud
  • Rosita Forbes: One Flesh
  • Bob Yandian: One Flesh: God's Gift of Passion
  • James Grantham Turner: One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual Relations in the Age of Milton
  • Denise Lardner Carmody & John Tully Carmody: Becoming One Flesh: Growth in Christian Marriage
  • Carlfred Broderick: One Flesh, One Heart: Putting Celestial Love into Your Temple Marriage
  • A. C. Robin Skynner: One Flesh, Separate Persons: Principles of Family and Marital Psychology
  • Harold J. Sala: They Shall Be One Flesh
  • Mary Ann Mayo: A Christian Guide to Sexual Counseling: Recovering the Mystery and the Reality of One Flesh
  • What is a man,
    If his chief good and market of his time
    Be but to sleep and feed? (IV,iv)
  • Fernando Krahn: What Is a Man?
  • Morton Hunt: What Is a Man? What Is a Woman?
  • Robert Russell Wicks: What Is a Man: A Design for Living That Makes Sense
  •     He is dead and gone, lady,
            He is dead and gone;
        At his head a grass-green turf,
            At his heels a stone. (IV,v)
  • Manly Wade Wellman: Dead and Gone
  • James Samuel Pollock: Dead and Gone
  • Mary Kittredge: Dead and Gone
  • Bill Kelly: Me Darlin' Dublin's Dead and Gone
  • Good night, sweet ladies; good night, good night. (IV,v)
  • Caroline Blackwood: Good Night, Sweet Ladies
  • When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
    But in battalions. (IV,v)
  • H. A. Vachell: When Sorrows Come
  • Don Betteridge: Not Single Spies
  • O my dear Gertrude, this
    Like to a murdering-piece, in many places
    Gives me superfluous death. (V,v)
  • Hazel Holt: Superfluous Death
  • There's rosemary, that's for remembrance;
    Pray, love, remember. And there is pansies,
    That's for thoughts. (IV,v)

    A romanticized Ophelia -- decorous, fully clothed,
                going mad in a ladylike way.
    John W. Waterhouse: Ophelia
  • Camilla Montesquious Montluc Siena: There's Rosemary
  • Winifred Fortescue: There's Rosemary... There's Rue...
  • M. R. Wilson: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Clifford Bax: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Margaret Lawrance: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Mabel Reed Wilson: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Helen S. Griffith: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Joyce F. Martins: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Sarah Nichols: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • June Thomson: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Christine Arness: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Ivy Preston: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Susan Sallis: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Yvonne West: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Tasha Tudor: Rosemary for Remembrance
  • Rohan O'Grady: Pippin's Journal: Or, Rosemary Is for Remembrance
  • Dexter Muir: Rosemary for Death
  • Ursula Bloom: Rosemary for Stratford-on-Avon
  • Rosemary Clooney: This for Remembrance: The Autobiography of Rosemary Clooney, an Irish-American Singer
  • Burton T. Doyle: Pansies for Thought
  • Isabella Alden: Pansies for Thoughts, from the Writings of Pansy --
  • O, you must wear your rue with a difference. (IV,v)
  • Thomas Job: Rue with a Difference
  • Aldyth Williams: Rue with a Difference
  • Charles Recht: Rue with a Difference
  • Rosa Nouchette Carey: Rue with a Difference
  • Tomorrow shall I beg leave to see your kingly eyes; when I shall, first asking your pardon thereunto, recount the occasion of my sudden and more strange return. (IV,vii)
  • Albert Cunningham: Strange Return
  • John Hanly Morgan: Strange Return
  • And for his death no wind of blame shall breathe,
    But even his mother shall uncharge the practice
    And call it accident. (IV,vii)
  • Georgette Heyer: No Wind of Blame
  • A very riband in the cap of youth,
    Yet needful too. (IV,vii)
  • Naomi Jacob: The Cap of Youth
  • John Alexander Steuart: The Cap of Youth
  • There lives within the very flame of love
    A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it. (IV,vii)
  • Rosaria O'Callaghan: Flame of Love
  • Clark H. Pinnock: Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
    That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream,
    There with fantastic garlands did she come
    Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
    That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
    But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them;
    There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
    Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
    When down her weedy trophies and herself
    Fell in the weeping brook. (IV,vii)

    A childlike Ophelia...a little lost waif.
    Arthur Hughes: Ophelia
  • Lys De Bray: Fantastic Garlands
  • Don Nigro: Dead Men's Fingers
  • Peter J. Helm: Dead Men's Fingers

    A sensual Ophelia -- not just the exposed breasts, but the body language and the look on her face as well.
    Madeleine Lemaire: Ophelia
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