Like Hamlet with the king at the play, "If he but blench, I know my course!"
Evidently the time for classifying the creator of Hamlet is at hand.
If he were more of a "candle-holder" and onlooker, he would more resemble Hamlet.
Jaques is only sketched in with light strokes, but all his traits are peculiarly Hamlet's traits.
For Shakespeare must have painted this second Hamlet ...