Books: Good Night, Tough Prince

TKE COURT AND THE CASTLE (319 pp.)—Rebecca West—Yale University ($3.75).

In Yugoslavia. Rebecca West once invited a professor who lived in a smaller town to come to Belgrade. He declined, saying: "Thank you very much, but I am like Hamlet. I want very much to go to Belgrade, but I cannot make up my mind." Most Shakespearean producers, critics and audiences have agreed with this point of view, complains Author West. Hamlet, they say, is the most fascinating of plays—and Hamlet the most irresolute of princes. But, Author West suggests, how about taking...

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