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Hamlet

Hamlet

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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: May 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646352

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  • This edition tells the story of Hamlet in production, from Burbage at the Globe to Branagh on film, relating stage interpretations to developments in the theatre, in literary criticism and in society at large. Hamlet is the most performed play of all time. The stage history records an ongoing process of discovery, as successive performers have found what it is in the play that will speak most powerfully to the audiences of their own times. The introduction focuses not only on star Hamlets, but on whole productions of the play including supporting players and, in this century, direction and design. Although the volume as a whole concentrates on stage performances in England and the US, outstanding film versions and European stage productions are also featured. Professor Hapgood makes extensive use of primary sources and his substantial commentary provides numerous details of line-readings, costuming and stage business culled from this research.

    • Tells the story of Hamlet in production from Shakespeare's time to present, emphasising whole productions and not just star Hamlets
    • Draws on wide-ranging, first-hand research
    • Explores the wider cultural contexts, relating stage interpretations of Hamlet to developments in theatre generally, in literary interpretation, and in society at large
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Cambridge has come up with an excellent new series, Shakespeare in Production, which is going to be invaluable to anybody studying, acting, or producing his plays.' Plays and Players Applause Magazine

    'Shakespeare in Production … is … ideally suited to people like me: people as interested in the stage history of a Shakespearean play as in its text. What distinguishes these editions, and makes them of particular interest to drama and theatre departments, is their unique concentration on theatrical production.' Studies in Theatre Production

    'An extensive performance history is followed by the text, with an accompanying compendium of notable interpretations of individual scenes and lines. For Hamlet, rarely absent from stage or screen, the material is exhaustive, and Hargood's commentary swarms with possibilities … result is Hamlet as a vivid palimpsest.' Books

    'Hapgood's careful scolarship and engaging writing throughout result in a volume that all libraries will want to own.' Choice

    'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London

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    • Date Published: May 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646352
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 8 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Series editors' preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of productions
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    List of characters
    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    Robert Hapgood, University of New Hampshire

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