"Wait till you hear him on Hamlet, Haines," Mulligan urges Haines in Telemachus, and shortly afterward Haines obligingly asks, "What is your idea of Hamlet?" Stephen declines the invitation, but later in the book he does perform his interpretation of Hamlet, an aesthetic theory based on various accounts of Shakespeare’s life.

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Hamlet and the Ghost, engraving by R. Thew after an 1879 painting by Henry Fuseli, published in Boydell's Shakespeare Prints, vol. 2, plate XLIV. Source: www.english.emory.edu/Shakespeare_Illustrated.