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What Happens in Hamlet - J. Dover Wilson

What Happens in Hamlet

Paperback

Published: 3rd March 1951
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John Dover Wilson's What Happens in Hamlet is a classic of Shakespeare criticism. First published in 1935, it is still being read throughout the English-speaking world and has been widely translated. Hamlet has excited more curiosity and aroused more debate than any other play ever written. Is Hamlet really mad? Does he really see his father's ghost, or is it an illusion? Is the ghost good or bad? What does it all mean? Dover Wilson brings out the significance of each part of the complex action, against the background. His analysis of the play emphasises Shakespeare's dramatic art and shows how the play must be seen and heard to be understood. This is a readable, entertaining and scholarly book.

Preface to third edition
Preface to second edition
A letter by Mr Harold Child on some recent productions of Hamlet
Preface to first edition
The road to Elsinore: being an epistle dedicatory to Dr W. W. Greg
The tragic burden
Ghost or devil?
Antic disposition
The multiple mouse-trap
Hamlet's make-up
Failure and triumph
Appendixes
Notes to the second edition
Index of passages from Hamlet quoted or discussed
General index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521091091
ISBN-10: 0521091098
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 3rd March 1951
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 3