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

Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780192834164

Category: Drama

Page: 406

View: 936

Hamlet is not only one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but also the most fascinatingly problematical tragedy in world literature. First performed around 1600, this a gripping and exuberant drama of revenge, rich in contrasts and conflicts. Its violence alternates with introspection, its melancholy with humour, and its subtlety with spectacle.

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

This is a reference text on Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives.

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708734

Category:

Page: 608

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifty-four essays by scholars from all parts of the world.

Author: Michael Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198724195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 955

View: 774

This handbook brings together 54 essays by scholars from all parts of the world. It offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare tragedies as both works of literature and as performance texts, written by a playwright who was himself an experienced actor.



THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE Othello

The most telling hints of this possibility are to be found in a number of apparent
echoes of Othello found in the 1603 'bad quarto' of Hamlet (Q1)—turns of phrase
whose appearance is most easily explained as the result of memorial error by ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199535876

Category: Drama

Page: 512

View: 800

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.



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

View: 690

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.

Shakespeare s Hamlet

This book assembles a team of leading literary scholars and philosophers to probe philosophical questions that assert themselves in Shakespeare's Hamlet, including issues about subjectivity, knowledge, sex, grief, and self-theatricalization ...

Author: Tzachi Zamir

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190698519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 979

Does philosophy gain or lose when it is embedded within literature or embodied by drama? Does literary criticism gain or lose when it turns to literary works as occasions for abstract reflection? Leading literary scholars and philosophers interrogate philosophical dimensions of Shakespeare's Hamlet with these urgent questions in view. Scholars probe Hamlet's own insights, assess the significance of philosophy's literary-dramatic framing by this play, and trace the philosophically-relevant underpinnings revealed by historical transformations in Hamlet's reception. They focus on the play's thematizations of subjectivity, knowledge, sex, grief, self-theatricalization. Examining Shakespeare's play from a philosophical standpoint sharpens the questions the play itself so famously poses: What counts as a proper response to injustice upon realizing that whatever one does, there can be no undoing of the initial wrong? What do our commitments to the dead amount to? How to persist in infusing significance into action while grasping the degradation of death and our own replaceability? Scholars at the forefront of their fields tackle these and other questions from a wide range of viewpoints, illuminating the central concerns of one of Shakespeare's masterpieces.

Hamlet ONLINE

Hamlet ONLINE is a multimedia collection of print and online learning resources, designed to give all students a personal, meaningful, and powerful multimedia experience with Shakespeare at school, at home, and on the go.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195440096

Category:

Page: 120

View: 734

Hamlet ONLINE is a multimedia collection of print and online learning resources, designed to give all students a personal, meaningful, and powerful multimedia experience with Shakespeare at school, at home, and on the go. The website and write-in playscript allows students to personalize their study of Shakespeare. The Hamlet ONLINE website includes interactive text of the entire play. This website also provides students and teachers with rich multimedia content and a suite of tools, including audio readings, media selections, Discovery Guide, Notebook, and self-assessment questions. (Single User/1 Year Subscription)


Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time

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 ...

Author: Martin Wiggins

Publisher: Oxford Shakespeare Topics

ISBN: 9780198711605

Category: Drama

Page: 149

View: 695

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.

An Oxford Anthology of Shakespeare

Gathers selected passages from Shakespeare's plays and poems, and groups them around such themes as love, friendship, hatred, wisdom, responsibility, magic, and death

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192822406

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 632

Gathers selected passages from Shakespeare's plays and poems, and groups them around such themes as love, friendship, hatred, wisdom, responsibility, magic, and death


Shakespeare who was He

The main arguments for and against the theory that Edward de Vere, the seventeenth earl of Oxford, used William Shakespeare as a pseudonym.

Author: Richard F. Whalen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275948504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 364

The main arguments for and against the theory that Edward de Vere, the seventeenth earl of Oxford, used William Shakespeare as a pseudonym.

No Hamlets

Andreas Höfele presents the first critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany, from the 1870s to the Cold War era.

Author: Andreas Höfele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198718543

Category: Drama

Page: 329

View: 667

Andreas Höfele presents this critical account of the role of Shakespeare in the intellectual tradition of the political right in Germany, from the 1870s to the Cold War era. He explores the identification of Germany with Hamlet, and shows how a whole strand of Shakespeare reception became embedded in German history over this period.

Shakespeare s Tragedies

Shakespeare's tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard's tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time.

Author: Stanley Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198785291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 851

Tragedy, including grief, pain and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare's plays, often leading to the death of at least one character, if not several. Yet such themes can also be found in Shakespearian plays which are classed as comedies, or histories. What is it which makes a Shakespearian tragedy, and what dramatic themes and conventions did the bard draw upon when writing them? In this Very Short Introduction Stanley Wells considers what is meant by the word 'tragedy', and discusses nine of Shakespeare's iconic tragic plays. He explores how the early definitions and theoretical discussions of the concept of tragedy in Shakespeare's time would have influenced these plays, along with the literary influence of Seneca. Wells also considers Shakespeare's uses of the word 'tragedy' itself, analysing whether he had any overall concept of the genre in relation to the drama, and looking at the ways in which the theatrical conventions of his time shaped his plays, such as the use of boy players in women's roles and the physical structures of the playhouses. Offering a critical analysis of each of the nine plays in turn, Wells concludes by discussing why tragedy is regarded as fit subject for entertainment, and what it is about tragic plays that audiences find so enjoyable. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927._____, and William Henry Widgery. TheFirst
Quarto ofHamlet. London: Smith, Elder, 1880. Hibbard, G. R. “The Chronology
ofthe Three Substantive Texts of Shakespeare's Hamlet,” ed. by Thomas Clayton,
The ...

Author: Margrethe Jolly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661556X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as “corrupt,” “inferior” or like “a mutilated corpse,” even though in performance it has been described as “the absolute dynamo behind the play.” Currently one hypothesis dominates explanations about the quartos’ interrelationship, supposing that the first quarto (published 1603) was reconstructed from memory by one or more actors who had performed minor roles in a version of the second quarto (published 1604–5). The present study reports on a detailed linguistic reassessment of the principal arguments for memorial reconstruction. The evidence—including a three way comparison between the underlying French source in Les Histoires Tragiques and the two quartos, and the informal features and specific grammatical aspects, and a documented memorial reconstruction in 1779—does not support the dominant hypothesis. The cumulative evidence suggests that the earliest scholars to examine the first quarto were right: the 1603 Hamlet came first, and the second quarto is a substantial, later revision.