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Written by Sheena
(6/6/2003 10:52 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Nicholas Ferrell and Horatio, penned by Jezkalyn
...the language in the hands of a great actor is wonderful. And once you've seen it performed, reading it becomes a totally different experience.
] Certainly, Horatio is primarily a plot catalyst and observer, but the Branaugh version (and NF) gives him something more, IMO: a life.
I also liked NF's portrayal very much indeed, and I noticed him so much more when I read the play again afterwards.
I like to think he doesn't kill himself at any point. I interpret Hamlet's "awhile" to mean until Horatio's natural death, so that the story can be told firsthand for as long as possible:
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart
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