The Ghost appears to be the spirit of King Hamlet, and claims to be. It is not. It is a diabolical imposter.
- Costume - Except in Scene 11, the Ghost appears in a full suit of armor, as Horatio describes to Hamlet in Scene 2 (Scene 2#205.) In Scene 11 the Ghost appears in a nightshirt, over which he may optionally wear a robe or dressing gown.
The Ghost's most significant lines are:
Themes and Motifs
Most immediate for the Ghost:
Image, Putting on a Show
Since the Ghost is capable of invisibility, he may appear at other times without disrupting the Scene or the dialogue, as far as the play characters are concerned. However, a production should exercise great restraint, and be judicious in handling any other appearances they might want him to make. An overdose of the Ghost will damage the play presentation.
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