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Resounding silence: the trouble with Hamlet’s body and soul

Mary Vallo Glastonbury, CT, USA   John Barrymore as Hamlet. ca. 1923. James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960). Museum of the City of New York. 46.414.1. Central to medieval and Renaissance thought was the divide between the carnal body and the transcendent soul. As the only earthly beings to possess a soul, humans integrated the animal and […]