He's fat, and scant of breath. Hamlet 5.
But how can we explain the Queen's frank words? There is evidence to believe that Shakespeare had to work around the rotund stature of his good friend Richard Burbage , the first actor to play Hamlet. He was the first and the last fat Hamlet" Blackmore, Riddles of Hamlet.
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An elegy written upon Burbage's death in convincingly ties "King Dick", as he was affectionately called by his fellow actors, to the line in question: No more young Hamlet, though but scant of breath, Shall cry Revenge! A Funeral Elegy It is natural to wonder why the death of Burbage was a national tragedy, while the passing of Shakespeare himself just three years earlier received such little attention.
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