Cambridge University Press, 13.05.2004 - 101 Seiten
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.
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Hamlet and the Renaissance
2 Heroism in the Renaissance epic tradition
3 Tragedy and Renaissance man
4 The place of Hamlet in Shakespeares career
The tragedy of Hamlet
6 Hamlet and the revenge play tradition
7 Hamlet and classical heroism
8 Hamlet and Christianity
9 Hamlet as tragic hero
10 The end of Hamlet
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