Hamlet and Revenge

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Stanford University Press, Jan 1, 1971 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
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Reexamines Elizabethan attitudes toward revenge and challenges traditional interpretations of Hamlet's ethical dilemma
  

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Only a few words. I read this book whilst directing Hamlet a few years ago, and it underpinned the entire production. The arguments and conclusions are convincing and clear.. I love this book. So five stars.

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By far the best piece of historical criticism I have come across. Prosser reconstructs the Elizabethan stage conventions, demonology, religious beliefs, political situations and reads Shakespeare's play in the light of her findings. A must-read for any serious student of Hamlet. Read full review

Contents

The Ethical Dilemma
3
n Revenge on the English Stage 15621607
36
in Shakespeare and Revenge
74
Enter Ghost
97
Spirit of Health or Goblin Damned?
118
To Be or Not To Be?
145
Heavens Scourge or Minister?
174
The Mirror Up to Hamlet
207
The Readiness Is All
219
Conclusion
242
The Convention of Immortal
265
The Relevance of Political
280
Index
297
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