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Introduction

John Lee

in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, which is to search for an answer to a critical issue: does Prince Hamlet have a self-constituting sense of self? It then presents an ... More


Shakespeare at Work

John Jones

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It has been established by textual specialists, and is now becoming widely accepted, that Shakespeare revised many of his plays, including some of the most celebrated. But how were the great ... More


Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Margaret Litvin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For the past five decades, Arab intellectuals have seen themselves in Shakespeare's Hamlet: their times “out of joint,” their political hopes frustrated by a corrupt older generation. This book ... More


Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book

Charlotte Scott

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212101
eISBN:
9780191705878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The ‘book’ — both material and metaphoric — is a recurring theme in William Shakespeare’s plays: it is held by Hamlet as he turns through revenge to madness; buried deep in the mudded ooze by ... More


Six Plays in Search of a Protagonist, 1976–2002

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines six Arab Hamlet offshoot plays performed between 1976 and 2002, describing how the Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi dramatists of the past thirty-five years have since deployed ... More


<i>Hamlets</i> without Hamlet

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter reveals a recent convergence between the political concerns of Anglo-American intellectuals and their Arab counterparts. For many Anglo-American intellectuals, recent events ... More


. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Elusiveness of the Good

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Shakespeare's Hamlet and seeks to understand the Good life. It notes that Prince Hamlet naturally preferred a private life, subordinating himself to the rule of others, and even ... More


Introduction

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter summarizes the journey of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the post-1952 Arab world and discusses this study's contributions to Arab politics and literary studies in general. ... More


<i>Hamlet</i> in the Daily Discourse of Arab Identity

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Hamlet's meaning in today's Arabic political vocabulary. Hamlet has been invoked in reference to nearly every major and minor political crisis touching the Arab world in the ... More


Nasser’s Dramatic Imagination, 1952–64

Margaret Litvin

in Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains that much of what matters for Arab Hamlet appropriation in the postcolonial period—the international sources, the way they were absorbed, and the concerns they help express—was ... More


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