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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Author: William Shakespeare; Robert Hapgood
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edition tells the story of Hamlet in production, from Burbage at the Globe to Branagh on film, relating stage interpretations to developments in the theatre, in literary criticism and in society at large." "Hamlet is the most performed play of all time. The stage history records an ongoing process of discovery, as successive performers have found what it is in the play that will speak most powerfully to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Robert Hapgood
ISBN: 0521444381 9780521444385 0521646359 9780521646352
OCLC Number: 39108551
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 --
Shakespeare's Theater --
The Sound of Shakespeare --
Publishing Shakespeare --
Hamlet's Sources --
The Text of Hamlet --
The Play --
The Characters --
Text of Act I and Modern Version --
Text of Act II and Modern Version --
Text of Act III and Modern Version --
Text of Act IV and Modern Version --
Text of Act V and Modern Version.
Other Titles: Hamlet
Responsibility: edited by Robert Hapgood.
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Abstract:

"This edition tells the story of Hamlet in production, from Burbage at the Globe to Branagh on film, relating stage interpretations to developments in the theatre, in literary criticism and in society at large." "Hamlet is the most performed play of all time. The stage history records an ongoing process of discovery, as successive performers have found what it is in the play that will speak most powerfully to the audiences of their own time. The introduction focuses not only on star Hamlets, but on whole productions of the play, including supporting players and, in this century, direction and design. Although the volume as a whole concentrates on stage performances in England and the US, outstanding film versions and European stage productions are also featured." "Professor Hapgood makes extensive use of primary sources, especially promptbooks, memoirs and eye-witness accounts. His substantial commentary, printed beneath the text of the play, provides numerous details of line-readings, costuming and stage business culled from this research."--Jacket.

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