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What connection do Lucie’s two Hamlet speeches have with the themes and events in the...

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pashti | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted July 2, 2013 at 3:47 AM via web

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What connection do Lucie’s two Hamlet speeches have with the themes and events in the rest of Polygraph by Robert Lepage, and is there any significance in the fact of a woman playing the role of Hamlet in this play by Lepage?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM (Answer #1)

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Lucie echoes in theatrical fiction the realities of Francoise's life. Francoise is challenged by the polygraph test to isolate truth and reality from lies and fiction. He is unnerved because hie is not given a formal statement of the results of his lie detector test and his fabric of reality and truth begins to shred. Lucie compounds the themes of truth versus lies and fact versus fiction through her role in the film as the murdered woman and in her aspiration to play Hamlet in Hamlet.

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