Zachary Lesser's Hamlet
After Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text offers, among much else, a shrewdly discriminating account of how Q1 has been seen since its rediscovery, demonstrating that--while the evidence and arguments may have changed--none of the central contentions in any of this scholarship is strictly new.
One reads of Lessing's crucial importance in the "Shakespeare wars"; of Kant's flirtations with the thought of Swedenborg; of Hegel as a critical Aeneas; of Schopenhauer as Ariel (to Kant's Prospero and Hegel's Caliban); of Gustaf Gruendgens's 1936 Berlin performance of Hamlet
in a blond wig; of Jose Benardete's suggestion of a Quinean poetics; and, perhaps, most intriguingly, of Russell's obsession with Hamlet
, crystallized neatly in a 1918 remark from prison: "I shall never lose the sense of being a ghost.
Before the performance in the Philippines, Hamlet
was staged in Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia.
Each chapter begins with what Lesser calls "something we think we already know about Hamlet
Slinger may be the first Hamlet
to tow his victim's body away with a jauntily hammedup: "Goodnight, mother.
Horatio, of course, is greeted warmly but this is not a Hamlet
I could warm to.
cannot kill Claudius without any apparent convincing reason especially because he stands to gain the crown by the deed.
In contrast, Margreta de Grazia argues that Hamlet
, the "icon of consciousness," has been mis-read and over-stated within the context of the overall play.
Keywords: Grice's maxims, cooperative principle, implicature, Hamlet
is a story about sex, power, moral corruption, fragile life and omnipresent death, but it is also a story about love.
The setting emphasises the camaraderie of the old friends Hamlet
, Horatio and duplicitous Rosencrantz and Guildenstern but it does not entirely convince.
So it comes as no surprise that many high-profile actors are keen to take on the challenging role of Hamlet
's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost, Margaret Litvin examines the overall discursive structures that conditioned the production, circulation, and reception of Hamlet
in the Arab world over the past decades.
In the historical moment in which Shakespeare's Hamlet
was composed, the ear was coded as an admonishing organ, the avenue for hearing sermons.
is convenient for this purpose, partly because it is so important and so well known, and partly because it has already attracted considerable attention from evolutionary critics.