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Shakespeare, Hamlet

Shakespeare, Hamlet

Author: Paul A Cantor
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats

Cantor provides a clearly structured introduction to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. He offers students a lucid discussion of the dramatic and poetic techniques used in the play. In the final  Read more...


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Named Person: William (1564-1616) Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Cantor
ISBN: 0521840031 9780521840033 052154937X 9780521549370
OCLC Number: 1004767264
Description: 1 v. (XI-101 p.) ; 21 cm
Contents: Chronology; Part I. Hamlet and the Renaissance: 1. The Renaissance context; 2. Heroism in the Renaissance epic tradition; 3. Tragedy and Renaissance man; 4. The place of Hamlet in Shakespeare's career; Part II. The Tragedy of Hamlet: 5. The problem of Hamlet; 6. Hamlet and the revenge play tradition; 7. Hamlet and classical heroism; 8. Hamlet and Christianity; 9. Hamlet as tragic hero; 10. The end of Hamlet; Part III. Dramatic and Poetic Technique: 11. The drama of Hamlet; 12. The language of Hamlet; Part IV. The Heritage of Hamlet: 13. Hamlet in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 14. Hamlet in the nineteenth century; 15. The comic Hamlet; 16. Hamlet in the twentieth century; Works cited; Guide to further reading.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Responsibility: Paul A. Cantor.


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