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Hamlet and the visual arts, 1709-1900 /
Alan R. Young.
imprint
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2002.
description
405 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0874137942
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imprint
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2002.
isbn
0874137942
catalogue key
4755342
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-388) and indexes.
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Summaries
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This book examines the manner in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was perceived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and represented in the available visual media. The more than 2,000 visual images of Hamlet that the author has identified both reflected the critical reception of the play and simultaneously influenced the history of the ever-changing constructed cultural phenomenon that we refer to as Shakespeare. The visual material considered in this study offers a unique perspective that complements biographical, critical, and theater history studies by showing how a broad spectrum of the literate and not-so-literate absorbed and responded to Shakespeare's works, not necessarily in academic libraries or at play performances, but in their homes, when browsing in print shops, when reading in coffee houses, or (a far rarer experience) when visiting an art gallery or exhibition.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1805p. 17
Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1805-1900p. 72
Scenes Imagined and Realp. 135
The Ophelia Phenomenonp. 279
Travesty, Hamlet, and the Visual Arts: A Postscriptp. 346
Glossary of Selected Termsp. 372
List of Works Citedp. 376
Index of Hamlet Subjects Represented in the Visual Arts and Referred to in This Bookp. 389
Index of Artistsp. 390
General Indexp. 397
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