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Hamlet (Legendary character)

Works: 1,640 works in 3,387 publications in 8 languages and 162,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Filmed plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Television adaptations  Historical films  Televised plays  Outlines and syllabi 
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    107 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 8,812 libraries worldwide
    The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
    The tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Book )
    115 editions published between 1676 and 2015 in English and Romanian and held by 6,439 libraries worldwide
    Presents the text of William Shakespeare's tragedy in which Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, struggles with the decision whether to avenge his father's murder, and includes text glosses; details on Shakespeare's life, world, and theater; and an essay that offers a modern perspective on the play
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( file )
    72 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,133 libraries worldwide
    "Hamlet, set in Denmark, tells the story of the titular prince and his supposed madness after his uncle Claudius kills his father, marries his mother, and takes the throne. Shakespeare's most popular and most performed play, Hamlet has spawned countless interpretations and continues to intrigue audiences with its timeless themes of revenge and moral corruption"--Container
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    30 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 3,061 libraries worldwide
    Ghosts, murder, and madness abound in this tale of revenge
    Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh( visu )
    19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,487 libraries worldwide
    In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard( Book )
    12 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 2,474 libraries worldwide
    "Hamlet" as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play
    Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet ; a collection of critical essays by David M Bevington( Book )
    4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,897 libraries worldwide
    A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
    Hamlet; an authoritative text, intellectual backgrounds, extracts from the sources, essays in criticism by William Shakespeare( Book )
    5 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 1,754 libraries worldwide
    Presents an annotated text of Shakespeare's tragedy about the Prince of Denmark, and includes background essays, extracts from the sources, and critical commentary
    Hamlet : poem unlimited by Harold Bloom( Book )
    10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
    Hamlet: poem Unlimited is Bloom's attempt to uncover the mystery of both Prince Hamlet and the play itself, how both prince and drama are able to break through the conventions of theatrical mimesis and the representation of character, making us question the very nature of theatrical illusion. In twenty-five brief chapters, Bloom takes us through the major soliloquies, scenes, characters, and action of the play, to explore the enigma at the heart of the drama, that is central to its universal appeal
    What happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson( Book )
    10 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
    A scholarly examination of the plot and dramatic technique of Shakespeare's most controversial play
    Hamlet by Cedric Watts( Book )
    6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
    Describes the indecision which leads to Hamlet's ruin, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and techniques
    William Shakespeare's Hamlet by Harold Bloom( Book )
    3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
    A collection of eight critical essays on Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" arranged in chronological order of publication from 1951 to the present
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
    "One of the most frequently read and performed of all stage works, Shakespeare's Hamlet is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. Now the most extensively annotated version of Hamlet to date makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. It has been carefully assembled with students, teachers, and the general reader in mind." "Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Hamlet is unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound historical linguistics." "In his introduction, Raffel offers important background on the origins and previous versions of the Hamlet story, along with an analysis of the characters Hamlet and Ophelia. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom meditates on the originality of Shakespeare's achievement. The book also includes a careful selection of items for further reading."--Jacket
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    5 editions published in 1990 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
    Contains eight critical essays, along with extracts from critical material by such authors as James Joyce, Victor Hugo, and Sigmund Freud
    The Renaissance Hamlet : issues and responses in 1600 by Roland Mushat Frye( Book )
    6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 861 libraries worldwide
    Understanding Hamlet : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Richard Corum( Book )
    6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
    Shakespeare's Hamlet, regarded by many as the world's most famous play by the world's most famous writer, is one of the most complex, demanding, discussed, and influential literary texts in English. As a means of access to this play, this unique collection of primary materials and commentary will help student and teacher explore historical, literary, theatrical, social, and cultural issues related to the play. In an approach unique for this series, Corum guides the reader through a literary analysis of Hamlet's options. He examines the popular theatres of the day in which Shakespeare and his company first produced Hamlet and discusses the genre of tragedy in which it is written. Through judicious selection of primary historical documents, the work provides contexts for understanding Hamlet's melancholy, the ghost of Hamlet's father, the theme of revenge, and Hamlet's feigned madness. Chapters on Gertrude and Ophelia illuminate these characters in the context of the play and early modern English culture
    Hamlet's absent father by Avi Erlich( Book )
    3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
    Avi Erlich finds that Hamlet deals not with repressed patricidal impulses but with a complex search, partially unconscious, for a strong father. Much more than he wants to have killed his father, Hamlet wants his father back and seeks a strong man with whom to identify. The playwright presents one ambivalent father figure after another, each an imitation or parody of the seemingly titanic king. Polonius, Osrick, Yorick, Old Fortinbras, Priam, Achilles, Horatio-these are a few versions ofthe father who bequeathed to his son his own ambivalence. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Leg
    Hamlet in his modern guises by Alexander Welsh( Book )
    3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
    "Focusing on Shakespeare's Hamlet as foremost a study of grief, Alexander Welsh offers an analysis of its protagonist as the archetype of the modern hero. For over two centuries writers and critics have viewed Hamlet's persona as a blend of self-consciousness, guilt, and wit. Yet in order to understand more deeply the modernity of this Shakespearean hero, Welsh first situates Hamlet within the context of family and mourning as it was presented in other revenge tragedies of Shakespeare's time. Revenge, he maintains, appears as a function of mourning rather than an end in itself. Welsh also reminds us that the mourning of a son for his father may not always be sincere. This book relates the problem of dubious mourning to Hamlet's ascendancy as an icon of Western culture, which began late in the eighteenth century, a time when the thinking of past generations - or fathers - represented to many an obstacle to human progress." "Welsh reveals how Hamlet inspired some of the greatest practitioners of modernity's quintessential literary form, the novel. Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Scott's Redgauntlet, Dicken's Great Expectations, Melville's Pierre, and Joyce's Ulysses all enhance our understanding of the play while illustrating a trend in which Hamlet ultimately becomes a model of intense consciousness. Arguing that modern consciousness mourns for the past, even as it pretends to be free of it, Welsh offers an explanation of why Hamlet remains attractive to this day."--Jacket
    The Hamlet vocation of Coleridge and Wordsworth by Martin Greenberg( Book )
    3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare( file )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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