HamletDreams 2001 * WebEvent * Stoppard 2008 *
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Script Analysis of the Century: themes
SummaryI had to introduce another old category Spirit
QuestionsThe difference between Soul and Spirit
NotesI don't know, if makes sense....
[ image ]Body ... Rosencrantz
Mind Over Body?[ pix ]Interesting. Or stupid.Do you see?
Since we already established that actual body is not my or her body, but something in between, we have to look at the mechanism, which generate this "third" body, which contains both (dialectics). During the discussion on HamletDreams, there were several verions about sexual relations between Prince and Ophelia, but it doesn't matter did they have sex or not. This 3rd body exists even without intercourse.
Remember, our interest is in dying, in the process of departure from the natural. What dies first, what goes next and etc. What stays.
Here is what usually let -- the bone. My head? The empty shelf. Symbol of death. Make sense, because there is no life is left in it. This along can make one a gnostic. But as we said the thrue body wasn't in there, Hamlet.
So, there is the control come from?!
... The mind and the nerves can't be left by themself in such matter as sex. Very much like the body with its insticts. "Hamletmachine"? Emotional machine?
Strange things take place. Fantasies, like dreams. Very little to do with anything physical. Although, sex, of course, is very mental. I think that wer should talk about the old subject -- soul and heart -- to help ourselves to define it, life. Emotions and feelings are somewhere between my body and my mind, similar bridging like with the OTHER.
You see, if we to let it have only to mind, the gender is not important anymore. It could be any combination: man on man, woman on woman. And if the procreation is not an issue now and forever, we move intro virtual sex, when in fact we have no contact, only sensations of it (Kant). Mind is perfect for self-erotism. The mirror, or folding (POMO). I am the Other, too, you know.
I believe that Hamlet-Ophelia story is the beginning of the end, when the Adam-Eve (natural) bond was broken. As a result the great love histories were told and the culture went through a climax, before it died in the last 20th century.
Nevertheless, Hamlet's eye, where the true sex begins. The Look is the first contact. "To eve" is to touch. It's sin. The desire expressed.
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