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. 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


‘A Thirsty Womb’: Lovesickness, Green Sickness, Hysteria, and Uterine Fury 1

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

One of the aspects of women's lovesickness which has caused the most confusion is its relation to three other female maladies: hysteria, green sickness, and uterine fury. Although many critics assume ... More


Lovers' Lines: Letters to Ophelia

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that William Shakespeare's play Hamlet does carry answers to puzzling questions, through signals that one has lost the skills to read, not all of which are clearly ‘in the text’. ... More


Rewriting Hamlet

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Hamlet is the most prolific letter-writer in William Shakespeare's drama. He writes a love letter to Ophelia. He writes to his uncle and stepfather king Claudius, advising him that he has returned to ... More


In a Shakespearean Key

Caridad Svich

in Shakespeare and Latinidad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474488488
eISBN:
9781399501972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474488488.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reflects on the author’s first encounters with Shakespeare on the page, and how identity formations occur between and among languages for a reader and a writer at an early stage in their ... More


Questioning the Human: Hamlet

Andy Mousley

in Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the acceptable version of scepticism that is embodied in the figure of Hamlet. Ophelia's folklore is an anthropomorphicisation of nature and at the same time an affirmation of ... More


CECILIA McDOWALL (b. 1951)Four Shakespeare Songs (1991): Texts from Shakespeare

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0050
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Cecilia McDowall's works. It shows that the cycle featured here is suitable for a youthful, light-voiced soprano with a well-placed upper range. McDowall, justifiably admired ... More


“Sometimes I Say Cuss Words in My Head”: The Complexity of Third-Grade Media Analysis

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes a third-grade public school classroom. Moral panic discourse asserts that media damages girls; media literacy scholarship argues that girls and boys need skills to make sense of ... More


Successful African American Young Women and Their Families

Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica Greene, and Geoffrey L. Greif

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195126426
eISBN:
9780197561362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195126426.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

When we read or hear about young African American women in our society, we usually find that the emphasis is on problems—from welfare and teenage pregnancy to violence and drugs. Rarely do the ... More


The ‘Femme Serpent’: Mrs Patrick Campbell at the Lyceum

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mrs Patrick Campbell played three Lyceum Shakespeare heroines: Juliet (1895), Ophelia (1897), and Lady Macbeth (1898). Campbell’s oscillations between society drama, Shakespeare, and Maeterlinck ... More


‘White Ophelia Floats Like a Great Lily’

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

in The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter investigates the series of mythical associations between woman and water evoked by the mask: Ophelia, the naiads of European folklore, mermaids, beautiful maidens who took their own ... More


Shakespeare’s Musical Thresholds

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Song is accompanied by a persistent sense of dislocation from Shakespeare’s fictions, often fitting only loosely or incompletely into dramatic plots. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania’s four ... More


Reviving Sheila: Listening to the Call of Multiple Religious Belonging

Katherine (Trina) Janiec Jones

in Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190888671
eISBN:
9780190888701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888671.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter observes that many undergraduates find themselves drawn to more than one religious tradition, philosophical perspective, or lifestance. Indeed, the concept of “multiple religious ... More


Married Life

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Edward MacDowell's marriage to Marian Nevins on 21 July 1884. Two days after the wedding, the couple sailed to England for a brief honeymoon. They visited Exeter and Bath, and ... More


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