Hamlet - 1st Soliloquy
Hamlet, act 1 scene 2
You can see the mirror of the large golden dressing table on the left, and the floor is reflected like a mirror, so it is difficult to tell which part is the ceiling and the floor. The entire hall is splendidly hung with chandeliers, but the windows are covered with black curtains, creating a dark, misty and gloomy atmosphere. This dark and reflective room seems to express Hamlet's painful ambivalence in dramatic contrast to the ceremonial event of his mother's remarriage.
In the introduction, he is often silent, weeping, howling. He stands and sits on the floor little by little, and finally puts his hand on the floor and sobs. When his lines speed up, even his shoulders shake. This conveys his tired, banal, monotonous, and futile empty mind before the first intensification, and the resulting despair. Then, in the first intensification, he reminds twice that his mother will marry her uncle who murdered her father only two months later, but at this point, he suddenly gets up and takes a turn to put her face close to her camera. . His face is painfully contorted and his eyes are so wide they look like they're about to pop out. It feels like madness, like a psychopath muttering to himself. Then he suddenly breaks his restlessness and massages his legs, then his hands, and crushes his head in his lap. It seems like his pain is causing physical symptoms like a depression patient. It's like seeing a patient in a mental hospital.
Second intensification part:
He expressed emotions as if anger was changing to absurdity and terrible despair. He raises his eyebrows as if he is dumbfounded, and even though he is alone, he raises his hand as if he is trying to convince others to know about his situation. At this time, he turns to the camera, but as if he is getting more and more resigned, he looks down at the floor or up at the sky. He is like a melancholic who goes mad and loses his energy.
In the final ending:
His eyes look sad as if resigned. He modulates his voice as if in a whisper, sighing, inhaling once, and exhaling quietly. The body action at this time has no aggressive motions. His pain of giving up on everything and despairing is conveyed as it is. He conveys the emotions in the order of incomprehension, emptiness, guidance, anger, extreme anger, despair, resentment and resignation, depression.
The conclusion :
This play is ultimately depressing and emptiness. He conveys the tone of these emotions by repeatedly standing up and sitting down, turning his head or moving closer to the camera, maximizing his gestures or facial expressions, and usually being silent and then quickly speaking his lines. are doing Also rhetorically, he describes the flow of his emotions through silence, repetition, emphasis, metaphor, and persuasion.
His method of delivery is as if an actor of a melancholic character is acting. Exhausted, skinny, pale and depressed. Her voice is trembling, she often sobs and is restless.
His stage is a bright room with falling petals. However, the man dressed in black in the terribly beautiful room looks very painful, which dramatically exposes Hamlet's intense pain, anger, and depression. Because flower white petals also fall on his shoulders and he turns his back to show this in the first intensification, but then his lyrics are so different from the petals falling beautifully on his back that it breaks his heart. Instead of being silent or expressing dramatic expressions in one sitting like David before, he continued to speak at a very fast tempo and moved his seat with big steps to show a different background, leading to dramatic screen transitions.
In his introductory part, he tries to contain his emotions by telling the truth as calmly as possible. He briefly brushes his hair up or looks away, as expressionless as possible. Then, the moment he moved his seat, turned his back, and turned again, he grabbed his face and suddenly shouted. Because he had sufficiently restrained his emotions before that, his shouting gave the audience a sudden storm-like emotional change. Helps deliver well. He clutches his face and doesn't sob like David before. However, the gestures of grasping, walking, and looking into the air show his confused feelings without hesitating sobbing. He mainly conveys emotions through fast-tempo words, volume control, strong turning, and quick gait. Rhetorical expressions are used to reinforce emotions, such as emphasizing his b and s sounds when angry, laughing at or shouting in the second reinforcement part, which tells of his mother's marriage. In the last part, he looks up at the sky and finishes it calmly, showing a gesture as if everything depends on fate.
His conclusion is anger and fate. His method of delivery seems like a mixture of choleric and melancholic. In reality, these two personalities are opposites, but they have many similarities.
Myungja Anna Koh