Hamlet on trial?

Was Hamlet guilty of stabbing Polonius behind the arras? A jury trial being conducted as part of the Shakespeare Festival in Washington D.C. will decide. Listen to the story from the March 16 edition of All Things Considered.

Lawyers Abbe Lowell and Miles Ehrlich have presented arguments before a jury. The defense, headed by Lowell, contends that Hamlet "suffered from something called psychotic affective disorder, and he was a bit bipolar." The prosecution feels he was completely sane. The trial will continue through June 2007.