The Masks of Hamlet

The Masks of Hamlet
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 971
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780874134803
ISBN 13: 0874134803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masks of Hamlet Book Review:

Hamlet's challenge: "You would pluck out the heart of my mystery - " Yes, we would. If we could. We can but try; and the best way to begin, this book suggests, is to share what distinguished actors, scholars, and critics have gleaned; and thus enriched by their experience forage in the text and come to know the play personally, intimately. Again and again Mr. Rosenberg will insist that only the individual reader or actor can determine Shakespeare's design of Hamlet's character - and of the play. More, the reader, to interpret Hamlet's words and actions at the many crises, needs to double in the role of actor, imagining the character from the inside as well as observing it from the outside. So every reader is deputed by the author to be an actor-reader, invited to participate within Hamlet's mystery. The critical moments are examined, the options and ambiguities discussed, and the decisions left to individual judgment and intuition. The mysteries of other major characters are similarly approached. What terrible sin haunts Gertrude, that she never confesses? What agonies hide behind Claudius' smile? Does Ophelia truly love Hamlet? Does she choose madness? What are Polonius' masked motives, as in using his daughter for bait for Hamlet? With how much effort must Laertes repress the conscience that finally torments him? Only the actor-reader can know. And the mystery of the play itself: by what magic did Shakespeare interweave poetic language, character, and stage action to create a drama that for centuries has absorbed the attention and admiration of readers and theatre audiences on every continent in the world? The reader-actor will find out. To prepare the actor-reader for insights, Mr. Rosenberg draws on major interpretations of the play worldwide, in theatre and in criticism, wherever possible from the first known performances to the present day. He discusses evidences of Hamlet's experience in Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South America, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yugoslavia. Theatres from a number of these countries provided the author with videotapes of their Hamlet performances; his study of these, and of films and recordings, and of a number of modern stagings in America and abroad, deepened his sense of the play, as did interviews with actors and directors, and insights sent to him by colleagues and friends from throughout the world. Mr. Rosenberg followed one Hamlet production through rehearsals to performance, for personal experience of the staging of the play he discusses, as he did in his earlier books, The Masks of Othello, The Masks of King Lear, and The Masks of Macbeth . And as with the latter two studies, he came upon further illuminations of Shakespeare's art by exposing Hamlet to "naive" spectators who had never read or seen the play.

Stage Directions in Hamlet

Stage Directions in Hamlet
Author: Hardin L. Aasand
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780838639467
ISBN 13: 0838639461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stage Directions in Hamlet Book Review:

The subject of stage directions in 'Hamlet', those brief semiotic codes that are embellished by historical, theatrical, and cultural considerations, produces a rigorous examination in the fifteen essays contained in this collection. This volume encompasses essays that are guardedly inductive in their critical approaches, as well as those that critique modern productions that attempt to achieve Shakespearean effect through a modern aesthetic. The volume also includes essays that enunciate the production of stage business as a cultural interplay between productions and social agencies outside the theater.

Hamlet Studies

Hamlet Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004585568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015068935215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the Literature of Ancient Greece

A History of the Literature of Ancient Greece
Author: Karl Otfried Müller,John William Donaldson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1858
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924022690790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Some Shakespearean Themes

Some Shakespearean Themes
Author: Lionel Charles Knights
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 9780804703000
ISBN 13: 0804703000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Heart of Hamlet

The Heart of Hamlet
Author: Bernard D. N. Grebanier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000017959193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Shakespeare Newsletter

The Shakespeare Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054049559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare Hamlet 1877

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare  Hamlet  1877
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1877
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HWNS72
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare Hamlet 1877 Book Review:

[V.23] The second part of Henry the Fourth. 1940.--[v.24-25] The sonnets. 1924.--[v.26] Troilus and Cressida. 1953.--[v.27] The life and death of King Richard the Second. 1955.

Justice in the Thinking of Hamlet Othello and King Lear

Justice in the Thinking of Hamlet  Othello  and King Lear
Author: Paul Peter Palven
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 930
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89010876621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shakespearean Criticism

Shakespearean Criticism
Author: Lazzari,Dana Ramel Barnes,Lazzari Barnes Dana
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1997-09
ISBN 10: 9780787611354
ISBN 13: 0787611352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespearean Criticism Book Review:

This volume includes reprints of the most important critical pieces of the year 1996 as suggested by an advisory board of Shakespearean scholars.

Me and Shakespeare

Me and Shakespeare
Author: Herman Gollob
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054449908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me and Shakespeare Book Review:

Revealing the power of literature to enrich one's life, a retired editor describes how his fascination with Shakespeare's works prompted a latent passion for literary scholarship and became an intellectual adventure that transformed his life.

The Masks of Othello

The Masks of Othello
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780874134810
ISBN 13: 0874134811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masks of Othello Book Review:

It is almost as if Shakespeare had deliberately adapted this brutal murder tale to dare himself to find sympathy in the farthest extreme of human error. The three chief characters do grave - the gravest - wrong; and yet, plunged as they are into an atmosphere of sensuality, betrayal, and terror, to murder, lie, and scheme, they have yet persistently commanded the involvement and pity of their audiences. Herein would lie a crucial question for critics and actors seeking the true images of these characters: how can - and for the critics, why should - three such wrongdoers as Othello, Desdemona, and Iago win, so surely, so much care and compassion? Beginning here, the author sets out to discover how the complex, troubled characters of the play were interpreted by actors and critics from Shakespeare's time to the present. Starting with Burbage, Shakespeare's own "grieved Moor," Rosenberg re-creates the historic stage interpretations of Othello - by Betterton in the Restoration, by Booth, Quin, Garrick, Barry, and Kemble in the eighteenth century, by Kean, Macready, Irving, Booth, Forrest, and Salvini in the nineteenth, and by prominent actors of our own time. The great Iago characterizations are also here, and the Desdemonas in a line that includes Mrs. Siddons, Ellen Terry, and Sarah Bernhardt. The theater record is supplemented with comments on the characters provided by distinguished modern actors of the play. Then the author compares the acting interpretations with those of the critics, from old Rymer - who called Othello a "bloody farce" - to the most significant modern commentators. In some of the wittiest parts of the book, Rosenberg defends in turn Iago, Othello, Desdemona, and the play (and even Thomas Bowdler) from the attacks of their severest critics; but he finds it possible to reconcile the best critical characterizations with the best acting conceptions, and to propose a synthesis based on his own study and experience of the play. The author's study of the successive stage editings of the play - some of them to reduce playing time, others demanded by the taste and moral sense of each new age - provides a running commentary of social and cultural history, and shows how these cuttings affected, as well as revealed, the actors' concepts of the characters. Othello is the most erotic, the most sensual in language and imagery of the great tragedies, and its heavily sexual atmosphere, so suitable to the seventeenth century, offended later cultures: the eighteenth century tried to "refine" it, and the nineteenth - particularly the age of Victoria - to "refine refinement" - but the essential form of the play survived.

The Antic Hamlet and Richard III

The Antic Hamlet and Richard III
Author: Sidney Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1943
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004163054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Antic Hamlet and Richard III Book Review:

Looks at two of Shakespeare's creations, Hamlet and Richard lll by studying them in relationship to earlier dramatic types and to each other.

Intro Literature Im Sup

Intro Literature Im Sup
Author: Barnet,Cain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2003-07
ISBN 10: 9780321187963
ISBN 13: 0321187962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Best Books for Academic Libraries Language and literature

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Language and literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Best Books
Total Pages: 1107
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780722200131
ISBN 13: 0722200137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Language and literature Book Review:

Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

The Masks of King Lear

The Masks of King Lear
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780874134858
ISBN 13: 0874134854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Page to Performance

From Page to Performance
Author: John A. Alford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034416977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Page to Performance Book Review:

This book is a collection of 22 essays by scholars in the field of Medieval Drama, mostly relating to performance both past and present. Alford wrote one essay in the book.

Hamlet

Hamlet
Author: Cedric Thomas Watts
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105002597214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hamlet Book Review:

Describes the indecision which leads to Hamlet's ruin, suggests a fresh interpretation, and discusses Shakespeare's themes and techniques

Journal of Literary Criticism

Journal of Literary Criticism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066388276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Literary Criticism Book Review: