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William Shakespeare's Hamlet : a sourcebook

Author: Sean McEvoy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge guides to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is useful reading for all those beginning detailed study of 'Hamlet' and seeking not only a guide to the play, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Shakespeare's text.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; Hamlet, (Legendary character); Hamlet, (Legendary character); William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean McEvoy
ISBN: 9780415314329 0415314321 9780415314336 041531433X
OCLC Number: 61731385
Description: xiii, 183 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Contexts --
Revenge and tyrannicide --
The theatre and politics --
Marriage --
Madness and melancholy --
A summary of the story of 'Amleth' in Saxo Grammaticus' Historicae Danicae (1514) --
A homily against disobedience and wilful rebellion (1574) --
The education of a Christian prince (1516) / Desiderius Erasmus --
The essays : 'of revenge' / Francis Bacon --
2. Interpretations --
Pre-Romantic criticism : can we admire the prince? --
Romantic criticism : why we should identify with the prince --
Modernist criticism : below the surface --
Late twentieth-century criticism (1) : psychoanalysis --
Late twentieth-century criticism (2) : history and politics --
The ancient and modern stages surveyed (1699) / James Drake --
Soliloquy, or advice to an author (1710) / Anthony Cooper --
Notes to the edition of Shakespeare's plays (1765) / Samuel Johnson --
'Bristol lecture' (1813) / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Characters of Shakespeare's plays (1817) / William Hazlitt --
The interpretation of dreams (1900) / Sigmund Freud --
Shakespearean tragedy (1904) / A.C. Bradley --
'Hamlet' in selected essays (1919) / T.S. Eliot --
What happens in 'Hamlet' (1935) / John Dover Wilson --
'Telmah' (1986) / Terence Hawkes --
'Desire and anxiety : circulations of sexuality in Shakespearean drama' (1992, essay originally published 1988) / Valerie Traub --
'Are Shakespeare's tragic heroes "fatally flawed"? : discuss' (1989) / Graham Holderness --
'"Documents in madness" : reading madness and gender in Shakespeare's tragedies and early modern culture' / Carol Thomas Neely --
Cultural materialism and the politics of dissident reading (1992) / Alan Sinfield --
'Watching Hamlet watching : Lacan, Shakespeare and the mirror/stage' (1996) / Philip Armstrong --
Reading Shakespeare historically / Lisa Jardine --
Revenge tragedy (1996) / John Kerrigan --
Shakespeare / Kiernan Ryan --
Hamlet in purgatory (2002) / Stephen Greenblatt --
Robert Hapgood, Shakespeare in production : 'Hamlet' / Edwin Booth --
Ronald Bryden (1967) on Peter Hall's production of Hamlet / David Warner --
Steven Pimlott, interviewed by the sourcebook editor / Samuel West --
Directed by Laurence Olivier : Anthony B. Dawson, Shakespeare in performance : 'Hamlet' --
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli : Neil Taylor, 'the films of Hamlet' --
Directed by Kenneth Branagh : Julie Sanders, 'the end of history and the last man' --
3. Key passages --
The texts of Hamlet --
Plot summary --
A note on the passages --
Act 1, scene 1, lines 1-22 : sentry duty at Elsinore --
Act 1, scene 1, lines 61-119 : news of Fortinbras --
Act 1, scene 2, lines 64-86 : Claudius and Hamlet's first exchange --
Act 1, scene 2, lines 129-59 : first soliloquy --
Hamlet's private grief --
Act 1, scene 5, lines 9-112 : the ghost speaks to Hamlet --
Act 2, scene 2, lines 544-601 : second soliloquy --
Hamlet's response to the player's speech --
Act 3, scene 1, lines 56-88 : Hamlet's third soliloquy --
Act 3, scene 2, lines 181-264 : the performance of The murder of Gonzago --
Act 3, scene 3, lines 36-98 : Claudius prays; Hamlet's opportunity to strike --
Act 3, scene 4, lines 53-160 : the central part of the 'closet' scene --
Hamlet and Gertrude alone together --
Act 4, scene 5, lines 16-168 : Ophelia's madness and Laertes's rebellion --
Act 5, scene 1, lines 1-118 : the gravediggers --
Act 5, scene 2, lines 213-408 : the final duel; the deaths of Gertrude, Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet and the entry of Fortinbras --
4. Further reading.
Series Title: Routledge guides to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Sean McEvoy.
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