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Landmarks of World Literature (New) : Shakespeare: Hamlet - Paul A. Cantor

Landmarks of World Literature (New)

Shakespeare: Hamlet


Published: 26th July 2004
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In this useful guide, Paul Cantor provides a clearly structured introduction to Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. Cantor examines Hamlet's status as tragic hero and the central enigma of the delayed revenge in the light of the play's Renaissance context. He offers students a lucid discussion of the dramatic and poetic techniques used in the play. In the final chapter he deals with the uniquely varied reception of Hamlet on the stage and in literature generally from the seventeenth century to the present day.

'... provides a clear introduction to Hamlet ...' Cahiers Elisabethains

Hamlet and the Renaissance
The Renaissance context
Heroism in the Renaissance epic tradition
Tragedy and Renaissance man
The place of Hamlet in Shakespeare's career
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The problem of Hamlet
Hamlet and the revenge play tradition
Hamlet and classical heroism
Hamlet and Christianity
Hamlet as tragic hero
The end of Hamlet
Dramatic and Poetic Technique
The drama of Hamlet
The language of Hamlet
The Heritage of Hamlet
Hamlet in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Hamlet in the nineteenth century
The comic Hamlet
Hamlet in the twentieth century
Works cited
Guide to further reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521549370
ISBN-10: 052154937X
Series: Landmarks of World Literature (New)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 118
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised