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Hamlet : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives

Author: William Shakespeare; Susanne Lindgren Wofford
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1994.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edition of Shakespeare's classic play presents the 1974 text edited by G. Blakemore Evans from The Riverside Shakespeare (complete with footnotes, glosses, and textual notes) along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a student audience - that read Hamlet from five contemporary critical perspectives. Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history,
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
Aufsatzsammlung
Drama
Tragedies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Hamlet, (Legendary character); Hamlet, (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; William (1564-1616) Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Susanne Lindgren Wofford
ISBN: 0312089864 9780312089863 0312055447 9780312055448 0333594924 9780333594926
OCLC Number: 28909974
Notes: "Part One presents in full The Riverside Shakespeare's version of Hamlet, along with its excellent notes and textual commentary"--Page vii.
Description: xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Hamlet: The Complete Text. Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts. The Complete Text --
Note on the Text --
Textual Notes --
pt. 2. Hamlet: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism. A Critical History of Hamlet. Feminist Criticism and Hamlet. What Is Feminist Criticism? Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Feminist Perspective: Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism / Elaine Showalter. Psychoanalytic Criticism and Hamlet. What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism? Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Psychoanalytic Perspective: "Man and Wife Is One Flesh": Hamlet and the Confrontation with the Maternal Body / Janet Adelman. Deconstruction and Hamlet. What Is Deconstruction? Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography. A Deconstructionist Perspective: Hamlet: Giving Up the Ghost / Marjorie Garber. Marxist Criticism and Hamlet. What Is Marxist Criticism? Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography. A Marxist Perspective: "Funeral-Bak'd Meats": Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet / Michael D. Bristol. The New Historicism and Hamlet. What Is the New Historicism. The New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography. A New Historicist Perspective: "Suche Strange Desygns": Madness, Subjectivity, and Treason in Hamlet and Elizabethan Culture / Karin S. Coddon.
Series Title: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by Susanne L. Wofford.
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The authoritative Riverside text is used in this case study of Hamlet - probably the most frequently studied of all Shakespeare plays. The five critical essays that follow the text take diverse  Read more...

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