Titles from HAMLET, Act V

Kenneth Branagh © Castle Rock

(Allusion to character in the graveyard scene -- V,i)
  • Barbara Paul: First Gravedigger
  • There is no ancient gentleman but gardners, ditchers, and grave makers; they hold up Adam's profession. (V,i)
  • Julian R. Meade: Adam's Profession and Its Conquest by Eve
  • Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. . . Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? (V,i) poster Beggarstaff Poster
  • Alfred Hoyt Bill: Alas, Poor Yorick: Being Three Hitherto Unrecorded Adventures in the Life of the Reverend Laurence Sterne
  • Frederick C. Davis: Poor, Poor Yorick
  • Joan Fleming: Alas, Poor Father
  • Thomas Yoseloff: A Fellow of Infinite Jest
  • Florence Barber: Fellow of Infinite Jest
  • David Foster Wallace: Infinite Jest
  • Paul Barolsky: Infinite Jest: Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art
  • Robert Silverberg, comp.: Infinite Jests: The Lighter Side of Science Fiction
  • Lester S. Levy: Flashes of Merriment: A Century of Humorous Songs in America 1805-1905
  • I tell thee, churlish priest,
    A ministering angel shall my sister be,
    When thou liest howling. (V,i)
  • Georgiana Dickens: A Ministering Angel
  • Sweets to the sweet: farewell!
    I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet's wife. (V,i)
  • Joan Shapiro: Sweets to the Sweet
  • Jeanne Grant: Sweets to the Sweet
  • The cat will mew and dog will have his day. (V,i)
  • Frederick Jackson: The Cat Will Mew
  • There's a divinity that shapes our ends,
    Roughhew them how we will -- (V,ii)
  • Marie Phillips: There's a Divinity
  • Francis Meehan: There's a Divinity
  • There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.

    Eugène Delacroix:
    Hamlet, Horatio, and the Gravediggers

  • Jean MacGibbon: A Special Providence
  • Richard Yates: A Special Providence
  • Nigel Balchin: The Fall of a Sparrow
  • Salim Ali: The Fall of a Sparrow
  • Val Henry Gielgud: Fall of a Sparrow: The Story of an Adventure
  • Kent L. Koppelman: The Fall of a Sparrow: Of Death and Dreams and Healing
  • Caroline Chesbro: The Sparrow's Fall
  • Fred Bodsworth: The Sparrow's Fall
  • Terry Lane: Sparrows Fall
  • Mary Kevin O'Rourke: No Sparrow Shall Fall
  • Janet Green: Not a Sparrow Shall Fall: Study of the Terminally-Ill Child
  • George Philip Griggs: The Readiness Is All
  • Satya Dev Jaggi: Readiness Is All and Other Poems
  • O good Horatio, what a wounded name,
    Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me! (V,ii)
  • Charles King: A Wounded Name
  • Dorothy Kathleen Broster: The Wounded Name
  • The rest is silence. (V,ii)

    Hamlet's death
    Eugène Delacroix:
    The Death of Hamlet

  • Virginia Coffman: The Rest Is Silence
  • Claude Jasmin: Rest Is Silence
  • Frederick May: The Rest Is Silence
  • Augusto Monterroso: The Rest Is Silence
  • Svetlana Gaiser-Shnitman: The Rest Is Silence
  • Carel Sharten: The Rest Is Silence
  • Augusto Monterroso: The Rest Is Silence
  • Erico Verissimo: The Rest Is Silence
  • Robert N. Watson: The Rest Is Silence: Death as Annihilation in the English Renaissance
  • Frederick May: The Rest Is Silence: A Dramatisation of the Short Story, Sgombero, by Luigi Pirandello
  • Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet
    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! (V,ii)
  • Carole Berry: Good Night, Sweet Prince
  • Alan Hunter: Goodnight, Sweet Prince
  • Gene Fowler: Good Night, Sweet Prince: The Life and Times of John Barrymore
  • Stobie Piel: Flights of Angels
  • Billy Graham et alia: Flights of Angels
  • The ears are senseless that should give us hearing,
    To tell him his commandment is fulfilled,
    That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.
  • Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • So shall you hear
    Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts,
    Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters,
    Of deaths put on by cunning and forcéd cause,
    And, in this upshot, purposes mistook
    Fall'n on the inventors' heads. (V,ii)

    Moscow Art Theatre
    Final scene: Gordon Craig design for
    the Moscow Art Theatre, 1911
  • Dylan Jones: Unnatural Acts
  • Susan Shellogg: Unnatural Acts
  • Marg Yeo: Unnatural Acts
  • Roger Karshner: Unnatural Acts
  • Lucy Taylor: Unnatural Acts and Other Stories
  • Donald Barthelme: Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts
  • Eugene Schoenfeld: Dr. Hip's Natural Food and Unnatural Acts
  • Margaret Nielsen: Ecstatic Visions and Unnatural Acts
  • Vincent A. Palazzo: Monkeyshines...and Other Unnatural Acts
  • Susan Leigh Foster, ed.: Choreographing History (Unnatural Acts: Theorizing the Performative)
  • Sue-Ellen Case, ed.: Cruising the Performative: Interventions into the Representation of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Sexuality (Unnatural Acts)
  • Judith Halberstam, ed.: Posthuman Bodies (Unnatural Acts)
  • Harry B. Demaio: Information Protection and Other Unnatural Acts: Every Manager's Guide to Keeping Vital Computer Data Safe and Sound
  • Virginia Hanson: Casual Slaughters
  • James R. Spittal: Casual Slaughters
  • Robert A. Carter: Casual Slaughters

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