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BETRAYAL Claudius, too, is a very shrewd and successful political operator, who understands,  like Polonius, that the political world requires deception and betrayal. He employs  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on Hamlet, agrees readily enough to  Polonius’s various spying suggestions, and finally is prepared to deceive Hamlet  into going to his own death hypocrisy and double dealing, with his mother’s sexuality and apparent betrayal of  his father, is much easier to accept as a natural reaction by an intelligent and  sensitive personality CORRUPTION His uncle Claudius, usurper of the throne, becomes smooth-talking councilman Jean Claude (Kwane Vedrene),  who killed Hamilton's father with a gun rather than poison, aided by a trio of gangbangers rather than  mercenaries. The troubled Ophelia becomes neighborhood beauty Afi Parker, played winningly by Jade Alexis Johnson. The  play-within-the-play used to expose Claudius's guilt -- which Hamlet calls "the thing wherein I'll catch the  conscience of the king" -- is reinterpreted here with dueling  Title:  Hip-Hop Hamlet: 'Revenge' ties into classic's timeless themes  By: Clodfelter, Tim, Winston-Salem  Journal (NC), Aug 06, 2009 Database:  Newspaper Source http://web.ebscohost.com/src/detail?hid=10&sid=44457e93-5b66-4023-b24c- English 366: Studies in Shakespeare Introductory Lecture on Shakespeare’s  Hamlet
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[A lecture prepared for English 200 and revised for English 366: Studies in  Shakespeare, by Ian Johnston of Malaspina-University College, Nanaimo, BC.  It  was last revised slightly on February 27, 2001.  This entire text is in the public  domain and may be used free of charge and without permission] For comments, questions, corrections, suggestions please contact  Ian Johnston http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/hamlet.htm Hamlet's Thoughts and Antics (draft version) Margreta de Grazia
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