Friday, October 10, 2014


HALLOWEEN IS ALL-PERVASIVE HERE THIS MONTH.  Hey, it even infiltrates the works of William Shakespeare now and anon.  Exhibit A:  The ghost of Hamlet's father.  Murdered by Hamlet's uncle who has taken the throne for himself, the ghost appears to Hamlet and desires revenge.  Here are some of the Pop's appearances throughout the years:

engraving by T.R. Gould
from the 1948 Laurence Olivier film
 by Faxtar
by Henry Fuseli
by Sir John Gilbert
by Robert Dudley
by William Blake
by Phillipe Jacques de Loutherbourg
an opera poster from 1868
by John Millar Watt
by Johann Heinrich
prisoner of war camp production starring Michael Goodliffe as Hamlet in Tittmoning, Germany
from Classics Illustrated #99
Patrick Stewart from the RSC BBC TV production starring David Tennant
by Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard
a 19th century engraving by "Reid"
from the 1996 Kenneth Branagh film
paper dolls by David Claudon
by J. Coghlan

from Hamlet:  The Comic Song
by John Absolon
by Donald Langosy
from the 1964 Soviet film by Grigori Kozintsev
from HBO's Shakespeare's Animated Tales
from the unpublished 1996 DC Comics "Elseworlds:  The Tragedy of Batman, Prince of Denmark" by Steve Englehart

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