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Bevington, David M
Murder most foul : Hamlet through the ages / David Bevington
Alternate Title Hamlet through the ages
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  PR2807 .B458 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history
Physical Description xiv, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-219) and index
What is it about Hamlet that has made it such a compelling and vital work? This book is an account of Shakespeare's great play from its sources in Scandinavian epic lore to the way it was performed and understood in his own day, and then how the play has fared down to the present: performances on stage, television, and in film, critical evaluations, publishing history, spinoffs, spoofs, musical adaptations, the play's growing reputation, its influence on writers and thinkers, and the ways in which it has shaped the very language we speak. The staging, criticism, and editing of Hamlet, David Bevington argues, go hand in hand over the centuries, to such a remarkable extent that the history of Hamlet can be seen as a kind of paradigm for the cultural history of the English-speaking world

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