How many times do ghosts appear in Shakespeare's plays? Is it two or five times?
#68341. Asked by kiswahili. (Jul 17 06 6:28 AM)
More than two. The ghosts of Cornelius in Hamlet and of Julius Caesar are not the only ones.|
The ghost of Julius Caesar makes an appearence in Julius Caesar.
Stage directions for the following plays:|
Richard the Third....... (11)
V,3,3592 [Enter the Ghost of Prince Edward, son to King Henry VI]
V,3,3601 [Enter the Ghost of King Henry VI]
V,3,3611 [Enter the Ghost of CLARENCE]
V,3,3622 [Enter the Ghosts of RIVERS, GRAY, and VAUGHAN]
V,3,3634 [Enter the Ghost of HASTINGS]
V,3,3642 [Enter the Ghosts of the two young Princes]
V,3,3653 [Enter the Ghost of LADY ANNE]
V,3,3664 [Enter the Ghost of BUCKINGHAM]
I,1,51 Enter Ghost.
III,4,1321 [The GHOST OF BANQUO enters, and sits in]
Julius Caesar (1)
III,3,2304 [Enter the Ghost of CAESAR]
This is what I could glean without reviewing ALL his text!
There are at least five Shakespeare plays with ghosts:|
Hamlet (ghost of his father)
Macbeth (ghost of Banquo)
Julius Caesar (ghost of Caesar)
Richard III (Ghosts of Henry VI and Edward IV)
Cymbeline (ghosts of Pothumus's father, mother and brothers)
Source: Shakespeare Complete Works; RSC/Macmillan
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