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Just below three asterisks, the dying Hamlet commends the kingdom to Horatio and Laertes: "O take this hand from me--unite your Virtues--" On the right, a second proposed staging has the Queen crying "Save me from my son!" with the direction "[runs out]." Garrick uses "&c" and "X" to tie this text to already-written dialogue. Mouse over the arrow above the right-hand page to see the second proposed staging.

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William Shakespeare. Hamlet. 1747, David Garrick promptbook, 1773.
 
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