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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Title Hamlet : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives / William Shakespeare ; edited by Susanne L. Wofford
Published Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1994]


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 MELB  820.33 A6H/Wof  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Case studies in contemporary criticism
Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Contents Representing Ophelia : women, madness, and the responsibilities of feminist criticism / Elaine Showalter -- "Man and wife is one flesh" : Hamlet and the confrontation with the maternal body / Janet Adelman -- Hamlet : giving up the ghost / Marjorie Garber -- "Funeral bak'd-meats" : carnival and the carnivalesque in Hamlet / Michael D. Bristol -- "Suche strange desygns" : madness, subjectivity, and treason in Hamlet and Elizabethan culture / Karin S. Coddon
Summary This edition of Shakespeare's classic play presents the 1974 text edited by G. Blakemore Evans from The Riverside Shakespeare (complete with footnotes, glosses, and textual notes) along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a student audience - that read Hamlet from five contemporary critical perspectives. Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective, and a
bibliography that promotes further exploration of that approach. The text and essays are further complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts to Shakespeare and Hamlet, a survey of critical responses to the play since its initial publication, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms
Analysis English drama
English drama
Notes "Part One presents in full The Riverside Shakespeare's version of Hamlet, along with its excellent notes and textual commentary"--P. vii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.
Hamlet (Legendary character)
Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama
Fathers -- Death -- Drama.
Kings and rulers -- Succession -- Drama.
Murder victims' families -- Drama.
Princes -- Drama.
Princes -- Denmark -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Denmark -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Wofford, Susanne Lindgren, 1952-
LC no. 92050033
ISBN 0312055447 (paperback)
0312089864 (hard)