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Hamlet's perfection

Author: William Kerrigan
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994.
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How does the rash yet serene Hamlet of Act 5 arise from the passive and grief-stricken Hamlet of Act 1? What path leads him from sickened thoughts of birth and incest to the certainty that thoughtfulness itself must be escaped through bold action? The roles of Senecan revenger and patient Christian may seem worlds apart, observes William Kerrigan, but Shakespeare fused them in a character that has fascinated the  Read more...
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Kerrigan, William, 1943-
Hamlet's perfection.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)609450728
Online version:
Kerrigan, William, 1943-
Hamlet's perfection.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)623677082
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> / Hamlet.; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Kerrigan
ISBN: 0801847192 9780801847196 0801854687 9780801854682
OCLC Number: 28336409
Description: xvi, 179 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Hamlet in History: A Brief Polemical Guide from the Romantics to the Theorists --
2. Hamlet's Good Night --
3. A Woman's a Two-Face --
4. Hamlet's Virgin --
5. The Last Mystery.
Responsibility: William Kerrigan.
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A study of Shakespeare's tragedy, "Hamlet", and a character analysis of the main protagonist. Kerrigan's approach reflects his interests in literary formalism, historical scholarship, intellectual  Read more...

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