In this episode, psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster and philosopher Simon Critchley try to unlock the mysteries of Hamlet's tortured consciousness, highlighting the psychological strangeness and neurotic violence of the leading character, and locating Ophelia as the true hero of the play. Speaking candidly and personally, the couple reveal the heavy toll which investigating Hamlet and Ophelia had on their own marriage. The beautiful readings of Ophelia are by Emma Pallant, and the TBNTB speech is by Emma Fielding and Simon Paisley Day.
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Episode 12: Pray, Love, Remember
Episode 11: Bad Weather Between Humans
Episode 10: The Strange History of a Radical Speech (Part 2)
Episode 9: A Thousand Natural Shocks
Episode 8: Taking Up Arms
Episode 6: The Strange History of a Radical Speech (Part 1)
Episode 5: The Verse Doctors
Episode 4: What's It All About?
Episode 3: Black Lives Matter
Episode Two: The Time Machine
Episode One: Speaking The Speech
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