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Lifting the Words Off the Page Listening to actors perform the soliloquies can help formulate a more accurate image of how Hamlet was feeling during the soliloquy. It brings the play to life from the text and the image you have in your own mind regarding the character’s emotions. Listening the soliloquies can enhance your learning and understanding of the shake spear language and help to truly understand the meaning of the soliloquy. I found that listening different actors perform the soliloquies was even more of a learning curve, because you got to hear various interpretations of the scenes. The most compelling performance was for Act 3, Scene 1 which is the “To be, or not to be” soliloquy. This actor really brought Hamlet’s emotion to life during this scene. He used appropriate pauses to put emphasis on the thought that was going into this soliloquy. He used his voice to portray the fear that Hamlet is feeling about the unknowns of death, and the frustration he’s feeling about not knowing the answers. By listening to an actor read this
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