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9780815338765

Hamlet: Critical Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815338765

  • ISBN10:

    0815338767

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-16
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Using a variety of approaches, from postcolonialism and New Historicism to psychoanalysis and gender studies, the international contributors toHamlet: New Critical Essayscontribute major new interpretations on the conception and writing, editing, and cultural productions ofHamlet. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive critical analysis available of one of Shakespeare's best-known and most engaging plays.

Author Biography

Arthur F. Kinney is the Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History and the director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
General Editor's Introduction ix
Introduction 1(70)
Arthur F. Kinney
Part I: Tudor--Stuart Hamlet
Shakespeare at Work: The Invention of the Ghost
71(14)
E. Pearlman
Hamlet's Neglect of Revenge
85(16)
R. A. Foakes
The Dyer's Infected Hand: The Sonnets and the Text of Hamlet
101(14)
Philip Edwards
Part II: Subsequent Hamlets
``The Cause of This Defect'': Hamlet's Editors
115(20)
Paul Werstine
``Was Hamlet a Man or a Woman?'': The Prince in the Graveyard, 1800--1920
135(26)
Catherine Belsey
Part III: Hamlet after Theory
Ways of Seeing Hamlet
161(16)
Jerry Brotton
The Old Bill
177(16)
Terence Hawkes
Hamlet and the Canon
193(14)
Ann Thompson
Can We Talk about Race in Hamlet?
207(8)
Peter Erickson
Hamlet, Laertes, and the Dramatic Functions of Foils
215(16)
Richard Levin
Contributors 231(2)
Index 233

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