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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646352

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  • From Burbage at the Globe to Branagh on film, this edition tells the story of Hamlet in production, relating stage interpretations to developments in the theater, in literary criticism and in society. This detailed 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 times. 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.

    • Tells the story of Hamlet in production from Shakespeare's time to present, emphasising whole productions and not just star Hamlets
    • Draws on wide-ranging, first-hand research
    • Explores the wider cultural contexts, relating stage interpretations of Hamlet to developments in theatre generally, in literary interpretation, and in society at large
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Hapgood's careful scholarship and engaging writing throughout result in a volume that all libraries will want to own." Choice

    "...[an] impressive volume..." American Theatre

    "Robert Hapgood presents Hamlet, with the most extensive stage history of all. This is a massive acheivement of a book and addresses the interpretation of major and minor characters and also direction and stage design. Every actor and director must read this." Bibliotheque D'Humanisme

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646352
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 8 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Series editors' preface
    List of productions
    List of abbreviations
    List of characters
    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • Author

    William Shakespeare


    Robert Hapgood, University of New Hampshire

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