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Hamlet’s Catch-22

A Psychoanalytic Reading of Hamlet and Catch-22

Bahareh Azad and Pyeaam Abbasi

Catch-22 and Hamlet : two sides of the same coin Comparing Joseph Heller’s antiwar Catch-22 (1961), a postmodern controversially absurd novel, and the acknowledged Renaissance play Hamlet (1602) seems enough of a farfetched idea. However

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Hamlet through your legs’

Radical Rewritings of Shakespeare's Tragedy in Japan

Kaori Ashizu

look at Hamlet through your legs, and say, ‘look, what we were doing is wrong’. Otherwise the literature does not advance. 1 Amanohashidate is a beautiful sandbar, reputed to be one of Japan's three finest views. The name means ‘the bridge in

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Alienating Hamlet

Precarious Work in Jenny Andreasson's Teatern

Per Sivefors

cultural élite, about gender, class and work, Teatern retells the failed effort of a young female director to stage a feminist production of Hamlet . The man who has taken over as director of the theatre – he is only referred to as ‘my new boss’, and

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‘|Y]oung Hamlet’

Shakespeare for Swedish Children

Mette Hildeman Sjölin

Though Hamlet is a tragedy of murder and suicide and therefore may be thought an unlikely candidate to be a favourite among children, the play seems to have an undeniable appeal for the very young – or at least for those who wish to adapt

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Västanå Teater's 1996 Hamlet

Anna Swärdh

and choreographed movement. Together with traditional formal elements, such as choruses and dumb shows, this results in a stylised expression. The same was true also of their 1996 Hamlet , which showed influence from Nordic as well as European and

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Elli Tompuri's Female Hamlet, 1913

Nely Keinänen

In his preface to Women as Hamlet , Tony Howard comments that ‘The extraordinary thing was not that so many great actresses had played Hamlet but that most were comprehensively forgotten’. 1 While Elli Tompuri is known as one of the premier

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Hamlet’s Displacement as a Recurrent Case in Cather’s A Lost Lady and Al Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land

Tareq Zuhair

literary critics who have adopted the Freudian definition of neurosis and analysed Hamlet’s psyche from this prism. Shakespeare introduced Hamlet as a repugnant neurotic character in the sixteenth century. Hamlet’s personality plays a crucial role in

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‘We read Hamlet together’

Shakespearean Intertextuality in Edward Said's Out of Place

Bilal Hamamra and Sanaa Abusamra

's influential evocation of colonialism and resistance’ by rewriting or writing back to The Tempest . 2 While the relevance of Hamlet to a postcolonial scenario is not obvious, Hamlet is a tragedy that prefigures colonial and postcolonial experiences of

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Beautified Q1 Hamlet

Douglas Bruster

Whatever its origins, moment or moments of composition, performance history or subsequent reception, Q1 Hamlet participated – perhaps even more consequentially than other imprints of 1603 – in the representation market of its time. 1 As a

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Q1 Hamlet

Graham Holderness and Bryan Loughrey

We are delighted to publish this special issue of Critical Survey devoted to contemporary studies of the first published text of Shakespeare's Hamlet , the first quarto (Q1), and grateful to Guest Editor Terri Bourus for bringing together such