Critical Insights: Hamlet, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642650277
  • ISBN-13: 9781642650273
  • DDC: 822.33
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Hamlet<\I> may be the most influential play ever written. It is certainly one of the most famous and important. This volume offers diverse views of the work that many consider William Shakespeare's masterpiece. Essays provide close analyses of language, discussion of the play as a work (and film), and various contextual approaches, including essays on historical, cultural, social, philosophical, and gender contexts.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
Getting to Know Hamlet.
Biography of William Shakespeare.
Critical Contexts.
1: Hamlet in Elsinore, Hamlet in Wittenberg: Traces of the Protestant Reformation in Shakespeare's Tragedy.
2: Shakespeare's Hamlet: A Survey of Editors’ Introductions.
3: Ophelia and Trauma Theory in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
4: Modern Filmed Versions of the Opening Lines of Ophelia's First “Mad Scene” in Shakespeare's Hamlet (1948-2017).
Critical Readings.
5: Solid Flesh: Hamlet and Embodiment.
6: Birth, Death, Rebirth: Fathers and Mothers in Hamlet.
7: A Healthy Hamlet: A Jungian Defense of the Introverted Hero.
8: What Kinds of Prison Are in Hamlet?.
9: Shakespeare into Fiction: Hamlet and The Prince of Denmark.
10: Hamlet in Helmand: Wild Justice.
11: Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet: A Survey of Reviews.
12: Critics’ Reactions to the Filmed Version of the Doran / Tennant Hamlet.
13: Maxine Peake's Female Hamlet: A Survey of Responses.
14: A Hamlet Self-Interview.
Chronology of William Shakespeare's Life.
Chronology of Shakespeare's Works.
Recent Editions of Hamlet: A Selective Survey.
About the Editor.