Who Needs Books? MSR Researchers Look for Ways to Make Audio and Video as Easy to Use as Text

April 5, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash., April 2, 2001 — “Angel and minister of grace, defend us.” Theater buffs will recognize this line from Shakespeares “Hamlet,” when the Danish prince first meets the ghost of his murdered father. But what does it mean? Since the line can be interpreted many ways, some productions of the play portray Hamlet as confident, others as if he is in terror, others as if he is in disbelief.