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What is the one line cut from Branagh's version of Hamlet that is not in the original Shakespear script. I know there is a line cut, it's somewhere in the fith act and it has to do with vanity. Please help me out.
-- William Colbert (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 2003
I don't know of any that were cut. The most obvious line to do with vanity is: 'Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her: let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.' (V.i.178-179) V.ii.160-161 is contested and is usually worded one of several ways: 'Since no man of ought he leaves knows, what is't to leave betimes?' 'Since no man of ought he leaves knows ought, what is't to leave betimes?' 'Since no man has ought of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?' Since it implies most people are unwilling to leave (die) early, it could be said to be about vanity.
-- catherine england (email@example.com), December 15, 2003.