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Re-enter Ghost
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Hen Hanna
2018-02-01 01:16:54 UTC
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Francisco at his post. Enter to him Bernardo
Enter Horatio and Marcellus
Exit
Enter Ghost
Exit Ghost
Re-enter Ghost
Cock crows
Exeunt. <---------- means [All (of them) exit] ?


[Re-enter Ghost] is interesting in that
it indicates [Hey, this is not his 1st appearance!]


one idea is: Enter, or Exit (with the singular S) is
to make them easier to spot.


In the old days, was there a special tool for
knowing the 1st and last appearance of character X ?

This would be handy for deciding...
Can the same actor play characters X and Y ?


"Enter" does seem like a subjunctive ...
at this point, the stage directions specify that
Hamlet enter (or that Ghost Re-enter ).

reorder to make them easier to spot.

HH
Hen Hanna
2018-02-01 01:34:49 UTC
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Francisco at his post. Enter to him Bernardo
Enter Horatio and Marcellus
Exit
Enter Ghost
Exit Ghost
Re-enter Ghost
Cock crows
Exeunt. <---------- means [All (of them) exit] ?
[Re-enter Ghost] is interesting in that
it indicates [Hey, this is not his 1st appearance!]
one idea is: Enter, or Exit (with the singular S) is
to make them easier to spot.
In the old days, was there a special tool for
knowing the 1st and last appearance of character X ?
This would be handy for deciding...
Can the same actor play characters X and Y ?
"Enter" does seem like a subjunctive ...
at this point, the stage directions specify that
Hamlet enter (or that Ghost Re-enter ).
reorder to make them easier to spot.
HH
Enter Ghost
Exit Ghost
Re-enter Ghost
... Exeunt.


p.s. These are like street signs or traffic signals.
quickly-understandable supersedes grammar.


p.s. like paired ( begin ... end ) of computer code

maybe some programming languages allow labels like

begin aaa ...
end aaa

( Enter Ghost
Exit Ghost )
( Re-enter Ghost
... Exeunt. ]

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