Yorick

Yorick's skull in the 'gravedigger scene' (5.1), depicted by [[Eugène Delacroix]]. Yorick is an unseen character in William Shakespeare's play ''Hamlet''. He is the dead court jester whose skull is exhumed by the First Gravedigger in Act 5, Scene 1, of the play. The sight of Yorick's skull evokes a reminiscence by Prince Hamlet of the man, who apparently played a role during Hamlet's upbringing:
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? (''Hamlet'', V.i)


It is suggested that Shakespeare may have intended his audience to connect Yorick with the Elizabethan comedian Richard Tarlton, a celebrated performer of the pre-Shakespearean stage, who had died a decade or so before ''Hamlet'' was first performed. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Blumenfeld, Yorick
    Published 1982
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    by Blumenfeld, Yorick
    Published 1999
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    by Wilks, Yorick
    Published 1999
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    by Wilks, Yorick, 1939-
    Published 1972
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    by Spiegel, Yorick, 1935-
    Published 1977
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    by Wilks, Yorick, 1939-
    Published 1996
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    by Hardy, Yorick, 1976-
    Published 2001
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    by Hardy, Yorick, 1976-
    Published 2008
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    by Wilks, Yorick, 1939-
    Published 2023
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