Hamlet

ISBN-10: 0791095924

ISBN-13: 9780791095928

Edition: 2008

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Description: Each title features: - A selection of the best criticism on the play through the centuries - Introductory essays on the development of criticism on the play in each century - A brief biography of Shakespeare - A plot synopsis, list of characters, and analysis of several key passages - An introduction by Harold Bloom.

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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 443
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Michael Parenti (Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are Waiting for Yesterday (2013), The Face of Imperialism (2011), God and His Demons (2010), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010).Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Biography of William Shakespeare
Summary of Hamlet
Key Passages in Hamlet
List of Characters in Hamlet
Criticism Through the Ages
Hamlet in the Seventeenth Century
1605-George Chapman, and John Marston. From Eastward Ho
1608-Chapters 2-5 from The Hystorie of Hamblet
1619-From A Funeral Elegy on the Death of Richard Burbage
1661-1668-From The Diary of Samuel Pepys
1679-From "The Preface to the Play," in Troilus and Cressida
1698-From A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage
1699-From The Antient and Modern Stages Survey'd
Hamlet in the Eighteenth Century
1709-From Some Account of the Life of Mr. William Shakespear
1734-"On Tragedy," from Letters Concerning the English Nation
1735-From The Prompter
1736-From Some Remarks on the Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
1748-From "Discourse on Ancient and Modern Tragedy"
1749-From Tom Jones
1765-From "The Preface to Shakespeare" and "Notes on the Plays," in The Plays of William Shakespeare
1768-From A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
1776-From "A Letter from M. Voltaire to the French Academie Containing an Appeal to That Society on the Merits of Shakespeare, Translated from the Original"
1780-From The Mirror
1795-From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
Hamlet in the Nineteenth Century
1809-From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature
1811-"On the Tragedies of Shakespeare"
1814-"Mr. Kean's Hamlet," from Morning Chronicle
1817-"Hamlet," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays
1818-From Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets
1845-From "William Hazlitt"
1860-"Hamlet and Don Quixote: The Two Eternal Human Types"
1864-From William Shakespeare
1868-"Shakespeare Once More"
1871-From The Birth of Tragedy
1875-"The Elder Hamlet"
1880-From "Hamlet," in A Study of Shakespeare
1884-"Hamlet Once More"
1884-From The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1886-"Hamlet at the Comedie-Francaise"
1897-"Letter to Lord Alfred Douglas"
Hamlet in the Twentieth Century
1901-"The True Hamlet"
1902-"Polonius," "Ophelia," and "Hamlet"
1904-From Shakespearean Tragedy
1909-"Reading Hamlet"
1919-"Hamlet and His Problems"
1922-From Ulysses
1930-"The Embassy of Death: An Essay on Hamlet"
1951-"Hamlet When New," from The Sewanee Review
1951-From The Meaning of Shakespeare
1957-"The Character of Hamlet's Mother," from Shakespeare Quarterly
1958-"Hamlet," from Doctor Zhivago
1969-"On the Value of Hamlet"
1985-"Hamlet: Letters and Spirits," from Shakespeare and the Question of Theory
1986-"Introduction," from Hamlet (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
1987-"Hamlet and the Art of Grafting," from Shakespeare's Scepticism
1990-"Introduction," from Hamlet (Major Literary Characters)
1995-"Introduction," from Hamlet (Bloom's Notes)
Hamlet in the Twenty-first Century
2005-From A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599
Bibliography
Key Editions
Modern Hamlet Editions
Hamlet Through the Ages: An Essential Bibliography
General Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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