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  • Title: Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Editor: David Bevington
  • General textual editors: James D. Mardock, Eric Rasmussen
  • Associate textual editor: Donald Bailey
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • Associate coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

  • Copyright David Bevington. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Anonymous
    Editor: David Bevington
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    Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)

    Enter Corambus to the King and Queen.
    News, news, my gracious lord and king!
    What news, Corambus?
    Prince Hamlet is mad, ay, as mad as ever the Greek madman was.
    And why is he mad?
    Because he has lost his wits.
    Where has he lost his wits?
    That I know not. Perhaps he may know, who has found them.