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Jesús Tronch

historical context, I will consider manifestations of the cultural phenomenon of Hamletism, understood as ineffectuality, vacillation or irresolution in social and political commitment, 2 an exploration that seeks to contribute to the reception of

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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, a

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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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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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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

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Q1 Hamlet

The Sequence of Creation and Implications for the ‘Allowed Booke’

Charles Adams Kelly and Dayna Leigh Plehn

article will briefly review the reconciliation of the authors’ findings with selected findings of several others, producing a network of evidence that strongly supports the emerging theory of Q1 Hamlet as a text not derived from Q2/F, but related to a

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The Hybrid Hamlet

Player Tested, Shakespeare Approved

Christopher Marino

In 2015, I directed a production of Hamlet for the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I am an assistant professor. I was new to UNCW, but I had a year to train students in the requisite text and verse

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Hamlet and the 47 Ronin

Did Shakespeare Read Chushingura?

Graham Holderness

‘Shakespeare must have read Chushingura’ . —Harue Tsutsumi, Kanadehon Hamlet In the unlikely event that he had been able to read Japanese, Shakespeare could not of course have ‘read Chushingura ’, an 18th century puppet play based on

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Gary Taylor

In the beginning was the Ghost. In every text of Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark we hear about, and see, the Ghost of Hamlet before we hear about, or see, Prince Hamlet. The first known quotation from a play about Hamlet

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Rory Loughnane

Brevity, ‘the soul of wit’, is not a feature one regularly associates with Hamlet , Shakespeare's longest play (7.90). The protagonist's prolixity is one of his defining characteristics; his seemingly ceaseless series of agonised monologues of