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Jessica McCall

never betray Beatrice too. ‘Oof!’ She’d been so distracted she ran straight into Hamlet. ‘Watch it sophomore!’ she snapped. ‘God, what are you even doing here? You’re so freaking emo.’ Hamlet watched Beth storm off with a petulant look on his face. He

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Adam Hansen

tissue of quotes from plays including King John (5.7.112-118), Coriolanus (3.3.115-117, 124), Troilus and Cressida (1.3.32-33), Macbeth (1.7.18), Hamlet (4.5.122-123) and, inevitably, John of Gaunt’s speech about England from Richard II. Texera

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Elizabeth Hoyt and Gašper Jakovac

, Hamlet’s dilemma became a metaphor for ‘the struggle of the repressed Polish nation for freedom’ (p. 294). In wartime China, Hamlet became a marker of ‘progressive and revolutionary spirit’. Performing Shakespeare was presented as a crucial step for the

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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

King Lear / Hamlet (2014) and Romeo and Juliet (2015), transfixing international journalists and others desperate for signs of hope. 8 But what about ‘local’ writers and directors, those who neither travel nor find international donors and audiences

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Franziska Quabeck

.1.132–35). Hamlet addresses the same question of proportionality in war in a short scene that is usually cut in performance. During his encounter with the otherwise anonymous Captain who leads Fortinbras’ troops, Hamlet contemplates the ‘imminent death of twenty

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

’. 21 One index of Shakespeare’s sense of this historical sea-change is his depiction of old-fashioned warriors such as Coriolanus, Mark Antony, Hamlet Senior, Hotspur and Talbot. Their reckless, straightforward pursuit of individual martial honour is

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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

, as part of which he published his edition of Hamlet , after decades of work, in 1982. 11 His position in the academic establishment places him among those targeted by the essays in the collection, but his response has thus far lain hidden. His

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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

’s demise, ‘When heaven shall call her’, his existential predicament still seemed to be exposed by the manic stress he placed at the Stratford gala on the last syllables of Hamlet’s dictum: ‘To be, or not to be; that is the question ’ ( Hamlet , 3

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David Hawkes

examples. In the essay ‘Hamlet and His Problems’, he contrasted Hamlet with Macbeth , praising the latter for its ‘complete adequacy of the external to the emotion’. In the most successful art, Eliot claimed, the objective representation corresponds

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‘Go out and learn’

Shakespeare, Bildung and the Jewish Youth Movement in Germany between Integration and Jewish Self-Identification

Rosa Reicher

heritage under Hitler’s regime. In many memoirs, the impact and importance of classical education and Bildung on the life of Jewish youth can be traced. Thieberger wrote in one of his essays about the influence of Shakespeare’s Hamlet on education