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Author Bruster, Douglas

Title To be or not to be / Douglas Bruster
Published London : Continuum, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (ix, 108 pages)
Series Shakespeare now!
Shakespeare now
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; General Editors' Preface; 1 In the Shakespeare Museum; 2 What are the Questions?; 3 There's the Rub; 4 How Does it Mean? (The Speech as Poem); 5 The Name of Action (The Speech in Context); 6 Not One Speech but Three, or There's the Point'; 7 Consummation (Some Conclusions); 8 Acknowledgments and Further Reading; Index
Summary Hamlet's To be or not to be soliloquy is quoted more often than any other passage in Shakespeare.€ It is arguably the most famous speech in the Western world - though few of us can remember much about it. This book carefully unpacks the individual words, phrases and sentences of Hamlet's soliloquy in order to reveal how and why it has achieved its remarkable hold on our culture. Hamlet's speech asks us to ask some of the most serious questions there are regarding knowledge and existence. In it, Shakespeare also expands the limits of the English language. Douglas Bruster therefore reads Ha
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106) index
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SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet -- Criticism, Textual.
Shakespeare, William. swd
Hamlet (Shakespeare, William) fast (OCoLC)fst01356128
Subject Soliloquy.
Theatre studies.
Shakespeare studies & criticism.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441125002