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Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shakespeare: Hamlet

2nd Edition

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Part of Landmarks of World Literature (New)

  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521549370

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  • Paul Cantor presents a clearly structured introduction to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. After examining Hamlet's status as tragic hero and central enigma of delayed revenge in light of the play's Renaissance context, Cantor discusses its dramatic and poetic techniques. He considers the uniquely varied reception of the play on the stage and in literature from the seventeenth century to the present day.

    • New edition of a widely used and helpful guide to one of the greatest works of world literature - including a fully updated guide to further reading
    • This introduction examines the significant after-life of Hamlet
    • Written by an expert in the field who has taught this text for many years
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    '… provides a clear introduction to Hamlet …' Cahiers Élisabéthains

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521549370
    • length: 118 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.12kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Paul A. Cantor, University of Virginia

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