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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

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    Author: Anonymous
    Editor: David Bevington
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    Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)

    Hamlet, Horatio
    Horatio, my good friend, I trust by my assumed madness to find an opportunity to avenge my father's death. You know that my father is at all times surrounded by many guards, so my attempt may fail. Should you perchance find my body, have it honorably buried, for on the first occasion that I find I shall make an attempt on him.
    I entreat your lordship to do nothing of the kind. Perchance the ghost has deceived you.
    Oh no! his words were all too plain. I can believe him fully. Ha! what news is that old fool bringing now?