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...First performed by the King’s Men – Shakespeare’s own company – ‘privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe’, The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid...
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...Shakespeare’s timeless story of revenge, corruption, and murder is considered one of the greatest works in the English language. Prince Hamlet sets out to avenge his beloved father's death at the hand of his uncle Claudius — but Hamlet...

Critical responses and the afterlife of text and film

Samuel Crowl

Samuel Crowl is Trustee Professor of English at Ohio University, USA. He is the author of several books on Shakespeare in performance including Shakespeare Observed, Shakespeare at the Cineplex, The Films of Kenneth Branagh and Shakespeare and Film. He has lectured at colleges and universities in the United States, England, Europe, and Africa and has been five times honored for distinguished teaching. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's Hamlet : The Relationship between Text and Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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...Hamlet's afterlife is inescapable: it has become not only Shakespeare's signature work but also the most read and performed dramatic text in Western culture. Even in our own media-saturated world of mass entertainment Hamlet remains alive...
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...Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare's genius...

New Directions: Being Hamlet Not Being Hamlet

Hamlet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...In Greek Theatre the gods believe in humanity. They have to. That is the source of their power. Without our stories of their cruelty, their capriciousness, their infinite ability to deny and defy our attempts to control our destinies, what...

Hamlet: Language and Writing

Dympna Callaghan

Dympna Callaghan is William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters in the Department of English at Syracuse University. She has published widely on the playwrights and poets of the English Renaissance and was President of the Shakespeare Association of America in 2012-13. Callaghan has held fellowships at the Folger, Huntington and Newberry Libraries, at the Getty Research Centre in Los Angeles, and, most recently, at the Bogliasco Center for Arts and Humanities in Liguria, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

Short Guides and Biography

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...This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare’s use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play’s core: Hamlet’s inaction. It also looks at recent critical...

The State of the Art

Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor is Professor Emeritus at Roehampton University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hamlet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...‘Today, Hamlet studies have, one suspects, reached something of a dead end.’ That was the view of Adrian A. Husain, writing in 2004. ‘The noted Shakespeare scholars’, he continued, listing some illustrious names from the twentieth century...
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...Year of Release: 2016 A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel and the most famous question in all of drama: Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will hold you spellbound. Hamlet has been called...

Titus Andronicus (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Jonathan Bate

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Jonathan Bate ~playauthor~Edited by~ Jonathan Bate

The Arden Shakespeare, 1995

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (26), Female (5), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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...Dismemberment, rape, cannibalism and murder make Titus Andronicus Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy. The boundless grief and savage justice of Titus explores the expression of tragic passion, the Senecan tradition, Roman history...

Hamlet (The First Quarto, 1603, Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Neil Taylor

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Ann Thompson

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Neil Taylor , Ann Thompson ~playauthor~Edited by~ Neil Taylor , Ann Thompson

The Arden Shakespeare, 2007

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (24), Female (2), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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...In the 400 years following its composition, Hamlet has become enshrined amongst the classic plays of Western literature. Written about by luminaries from Samuel Johnson to Sigmund Freud, from Voltaire to T.S. Eliot, the study of Hamlet has...