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Hamlet, Act 5 , scene 1. Hamlet and Horatio are in a churchyard with two gravediggers. Hamlet holds a skull, that of Yorick, a king's jester, and says, "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow

of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath

borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how

abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at

it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know

not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your

gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,

that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one

now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?

Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let

her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must

come; make her laugh at that. Prithee, Horatio, tell

me one thing." A common misquotation of the famous line, "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio," is "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, well."

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What are the release dates for Alas Poor Yorick - 1913?

Alas Poor Yorick - 1913 was released on: USA: 21 April 1913


What does hamlet hold when making his alas poor Yorick speech?

He is holding Yorick's skull, hence the speech


Who is Hamlet's former jester in Hamlet?

Yorick. And he is part of one of the most misquoted lines - (usually misquoted as "Alas, Poor Yorick, I knew him well." The correct line is - "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio."


What is the most misquoted shakespeare line of all time?

From Hamlet: Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr'd in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Usually mis-qouted as Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well.


What is a famous quotation from William Shakespeares play Hamlet?

Perhaps you have heard the quotation "To be or not to be; that is the question"? Or, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio"?


What play is the phrase Alas poor yorick I knew him Horatio come from?

It's from Hamlet. That is the famous scene in which Hamlet holds the skull of "poor Yorick" and goes on about life and mortality.The line is actually"Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" (V, i, 176).Hamlet is a play in which the "clown" is a grave digger and the jesters of old are dead.


Has Ken Dodd acted in one of shakespeares plays?

Ken Dodd had a brief non-speaking appearance in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet as Yorick, the King's jester. The scene appears as a flashback while Hamlet is musing on Yorick's skull, and saying "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio . . ."


What is the most quoted quote from Shakespeare?

"Alas, Poor Yorrick, I knew him Horatio..." (misquoted as well)or"To be or not to be, that is the question"


What play did the phrase alas poor yorick I knew him Horatio come from?

It's from Act 5 of Hamlet. "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it." Hamlet is looking at the skull of a man he knew as a child, Yorick the jester, who has been dead for 23 years. Hamlet still remembers him as a very funny and imaginative person who gave him piggyback rides. Yet there is nothing left of him except a stinking bone. Please note that "Alas, poor Yorick!" is one sentence in which Hamlet expresses his pity for the condition his erstwhile friend is now in. "I knew him Horatio begins the next sentence and it is not "I knew him well" or "You knew him Horatio".


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2nd Sentence- Alas, poor Yorick! Hamlet- "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?"


What is a good name for a fractions booklet?

Fractioned Fairy Tales Pieces of a Dream Part and Parcel Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Ratio


Who was Yorick?

Yorick was the jester in the royal household when Hamlet was a kid. Hamlet remembers him telling jokes and playing piggy-back with him. Yorick died many years ago, and the gravedigger, while digging a grave for Ophelia, finds Yorick's skull in the earth and presents it to Hamlet, telling him "This, sir, was Yorick's skull, the king's jester." Hamlet remarks to his friend Horatio who is standing by, "Alas! poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now how abhorrent in my imagination it is. My gorge rises at it. Where be your jibes now? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning--quite chapfallen."


What was shakespeares most famous quotes?

There is no objective way to prove that something is more famous than something else. However, just about everyone will have heard the quotation "To be or not to be; that is the question" from Hamlet. Also from Hamlet, the quotation, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio", usually misquoted as "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well." Many people have also heard of "O, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo" although it is frequently misunderstood by those who do not know the meaning of "wherefore". Some lines from Shakespeare have seeped into our everyday speech in altered form so that we do not recognize them as Shakespeare quotations any more, such as "there's method in his madness" ("Though this be madness, yet there's method in't"-Hamlet), "all that glitters is not gold" ("All that glisters is not gold"-The Merchant of Venice), or "gilding the lily" ("to gild refined gold, to paint the lily"-King John).


Give a phrase shakespeare wrote?

"To be or not to be; that is the question." "Parting is such sweet sorrow." "The world's mine oyster" "what the dickens", "all that glisters is not gold" "I must be cruel to be kind" "Is this a dagger which I see before me?" "loved not wisely but too well" "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio!" "Jealousy, the green-eyed monster" "The course of true love never did run smooth" "All the world's a stage" "We are such stuff as dreams are made on."


In Shakespeare's will what did he do for the poor?

William Shakespeare left ten pounds to the poor of stratford in his will.


Who said alas poor romeo he is already dead stabbed?

Mercutio


Does Macbeth hold a skull in his hand?

Not usually; such an action is not required of him, although a director might well have him examining a skull if he wanted to. This situation is quite different from Hamlet, who is often portrayed as holding a skull because he is required by the script to hold and examine the skull of the jester Yorick while delivering the famous lines "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio." Vindice in Thomas Middleton's play The Revenger's Tragedy is also required by the script to hold the skull of his murdered girlfriend.


What are some allusions in modern times pertaining to Shakespeare?

Examples too numerous to list here. For a list of titles of books, films, TV shows, songs and record albums taken from Shakespeare, see the attached link. But that is only titles. Shakespeare's phrases are used constantly either in their original or an adulterated form by English-speakers world-wide, more often than not without even knowing that they are from Shakespeare. Some of these adulterated quotations are "all that glitters is not gold" (Merchant of Venice), "there's method in his madness" (Hamlet), "gilding the lily" (King John), "it's Greek to me" (Julius Caesar), "alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well" (Hamlet), and "discretion is the better part of valour" (Henry IV Part I).


What happens in the discussion between Hamlet and the gravedigger?

Nothing much happens. It's just Hamlet talking to the gravedigger and getting a lot of equivocating answers. They talk about who is to be buried in the grave, how long the gravedigger has had his job, Hamlet's madness, and the rate of decomposition of corpses. As an example, the gravedigger produces a 23-year-old skull which turns out to belong to someone Hamlet knew as a child, the jester Yorick. Whereupon Hamlet assumes the iconic pose, looks at the skull and says, "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."


Was William Shakespeare rich or poor?

Shakespeare's family were fairly poor.


From where is the phrase I 'ardly knew 'er?

It could be a corruption of a Shakespearian quote from Hamlet, in which the character says "Alas, poor Yorik, I knew him." The slang makes it difficult, though, as it may just be "I hardly knew her." which seems simple enough.


Who said alas poor riomeo he is already dead stabbed?

Mercutio


Why did shakespeare leave school?

His family was poor


Who said 'How poor are they that have no patience'?

William shakespeare


What did shakespeare leave for the poor in his will?

William Shakespeare left 10 dollars to the poor in his town. He also left his wife their marital bed. He left his daughter, Judith, the most in his will.

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