The Oxford Shakespeare Hamlet

The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535811

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused together in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more `problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a `theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and performers alike.

Hamlet 2009 edition

Hamlet is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328704

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Hamlet is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

Oxford Shakespeare Hamlet Prince of Denmark

Bartleby.com, Inc. presents the full text of the play "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," as part of the full text of the 1914 Oxford edition of the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

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Bartleby.com, Inc. presents the full text of the play "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," as part of the full text of the 1914 Oxford edition of the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare." "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" was written in 1600-1601 by English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616).

Hamlet

This book presents a historical overview of Hamlet in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Ron Daniels and John Caird – ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated play. This book includes: * An introduction to Hamlet by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging Hamlet The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of Hamlet in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Ron Daniels and John Caird – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.



Young Shakespeare s Young Hamlet

In this groundbreaking work, Shakespeare scholar Terri Bourus argues that this puzzle can only be solved by drawing on multiple kinds of evidence and analysis, including book and theatre history, biography, performance studies, and close ...

Author: T. Bourus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137465646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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The different versions of Hamlet constitute one of the most vexing puzzles in Shakespeare studies. In this groundbreaking work, Shakespeare scholar Terri Bourus argues that this puzzle can only be solved by drawing on multiple kinds of evidence and analysis, including book and theatre history, biography, performance studies, and close readings.

Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time

Beginning with the institutional foundations that were laid with the emergence of the commercial theater business in 1570s London, Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time describes the principal audience fashions, artistic conventions, and ...

Author: Martin Wiggins

Publisher: Oxford Shakespeare Topics

ISBN: 9780198711605

Category: Drama

Page: 149

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This text describes the principal audience fashions, artistic conventions and professional circumstances which defined and enabled Shakespeare's plays: plays of a range and sophistication undreamed of by earlier generations, and rarely equalled since.




THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE Othello

This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199535876

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation of the Italian novella from which the story derives.

The Oxford Shakespeare The Tempest

Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535906

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Performed variously as escapist fantasy, celebratory fiction, and political allegory, The Tempest is one of the plays in which Shakespeare's genius as a poetic dramatist found its fullest expression. Significantly, it was placed first when published in the First Folio of 1623, and is now generally seen as the playwright's most penetrating statement about his art. Stephen Orgel's wide-ranging introduction examines changing attitudes to The Tempest, and reassesses the evidence behind the various readings. He focuses on key characters and their roles and relationships, as well as on the dramatic, historical, and political context, finding the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed.

SHAKESPEARE S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION

The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford UP, 2009. Web. 15 Dec. 2016. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works.

Author: Sonya Freeman Loftis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351967452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances and other unconventional appropriations of Shakespeare’s play, Post-Hamlet examines Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a central symbol of our era’s "textual exhaustion," an era in which the reader/viewer is bombarded by text—printed, digital, and otherwise. The essays in this edited collection, divided into four sections, focus on the radical employment of Hamlet as a cultural artifact that adaptors and readers use to depart from textual "authority" in, for instance, radical English-language performance, international film and stage performance, pop-culture and multi-media appropriation, and pedagogy.

The New Oxford Shakespeare

Kyd and Munday were born in London, so the wordplay makes no sense if either of them was the author of the early Hamlet. But Shakespeare came from a small ...

Author: Gary Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199591164

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This companion volume to The New Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology--currently the most active and controversial debates in the field of Shakespeare editing. It presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part. A major new contribution to attribution studies, the Authorship Companion illuminates the work and methodology underpinning the groundbreaking New Oxford Shakespeare and casts new light on the professional working practices, and creative endeavors, of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We now know that Shakespeare collaborated with his literary and dramatic contemporaries and that others adapted his works before they reached printed publication. The Authorship Companion's essays explore and explain these processes, laying out everything we currently know about the works' authorship. Using a variety of different attribution methods, The New Oxford Shakespeare has confirmed the presence of other writers' hands in plays that until recently were thought to be Shakespeare's solo work. Taking this process further with meticulous, fresh scholarship, essays in the Authorship Companion show why we must now add new plays to the accepted Shakespeare canon and reattribute certain parts of familiar Shakespeare plays to other writers. The technical arguments for these decisions about Shakespeare's creativity are carefully laid out in language that anyone interested in the topic can understand. The latest methods for authorship attribution are explained in simple but accurate terms and all the linguistic data on which the conclusions are based is provided. The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.


Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in performance, and this edition emphasizes its theatrical qualities in both the introduction and the full and detailed commentary.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834157

Category: Drama

Page: 247

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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance. James Walker has re-edited the existing music from the original sources, and where noe exists has composed settings compatible with the surviving originals.

Shakespeare Hamlet

There is no shortage of Shakespeare editions, reference books and secondary literature on ... Hamlet. The Oxford Shakespeare. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1987.

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 3129396357

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Page: 168

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The New Oxford Shakespeare Modern Critical Edition

The Complete Works William Shakespeare Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, Gabriel Egan. 1619 Elegy for Burbage recalls him as Hamlet leaping into the ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192517589

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare—an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Shakespeare and Ecology

Shakespeare and Ecology shows how environmental problems typically associated with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including pollution, deforestation, and climate change, actually began in Shakespeare's time and are reflected in many ...

Author: Randall Martin

Publisher: Oxford Shakespeare Topics

ISBN: 0199567018

Category: Ecocriticism

Page: 213

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Shakespeare and Ecology is the first book to explore the topical contexts that shaped the environmental knowledge and politics of Shakespeare and his audiences. Early modern England experienced unprecedented environmental challenges including climate change, population growth, resource shortfalls, and habitat destruction which anticipate today's globally magnified crises. Shakespeare wove these events into the poetic textures and embodied action of his drama, contributing to the formation of a public ecological consciousness, while opening creative pathways for re-imagining future human relationships with the natural world and non-human life. This book begins with an overview of ecological modernity across Shakespeare's work before focusing on three major environmental controversies in particular plays: deforestation in The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Tempest; profit-driven agriculture in As You Like It; and gunpowder warfare and remedial cultivation in Henry IV Parts One and Two, Henry V, and Macbeth. A fourth chapter examines the interdependency of local and global eco-relations in Cymbeline, and the final chapter explores Darwinian micro-ecologies in Hamlet and Antony and Cleopatra. An epilogue suggests that Shakespeare's greatest potential for mobilizing modern ecological ideas and practices lies in contemporary performance. Shakespeare and Ecology illuminates the historical antecedents of modern ecological knowledge and activism, and explores Shakespeare's capacity for generating imaginative and performative responses to today's environmental challenges.