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Hamlet: The State of Play
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Hamlet: The State of Play (Hardback)

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This collection brings together emerging and established scholars to explore fresh approaches to Shakespeare's best-known play. Hamlet has often served as a testing ground for innovative readings and new approaches. Its unique textual history - surviving as it does in three substantially different early versions - means that it offers an especially complex and intriguing case-study for histories of early modern publishing and the relationship between page and stage. Similarly, its long history of stage and screen revival, creative appropriation and critical commentary offer rich materials for various forms of scholarship.



The essays in Hamlet: The State of Play explore the play from a variety of different angles, drawing on contemporary approaches to gender, sexuality, race, the history of emotions, memory, visual and material cultures, performativity, theories and histories of place, and textual studies. They offer fresh approaches to literary and cultural analysis, offer accessible introductions to some current ways of exploring the relationship between the three early texts, and present analysis of some important recent responses to Hamlet on screen and stage, together with a set of approaches to the study of adaptation.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 08/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9781350117723  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sonia Massai is Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the English Department at King's College London, UK. She is the author of Shakespeare and the Rise of the Editor (2007), and the editor of collection of essays, including Ivo van Hove: from Shakespeare to David Bowie (2018), and of plays, including John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (2011). Lucy Munro is Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at King's College London, UK. She is the author of Children of the Queen's Revels: A Jacobean Theatre Repertory (2005) and Archaic Style in English Literature, 1590-1674 (2013), and the editor of plays including Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed and Dekker, Ford and Rowley's The Witch of Edmonton.

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