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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Title Hamlet : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives / William Shakespeare ; edited by Susanne L. Wofford.
Imprint Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1994]

Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Series Case studies in contemporary criticism
Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.
Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Princes -- Drama.
Denmark -- Drama.
Alt Name Wofford, Susanne Lindgren, 1952-
Description xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Note "Part One presents in full The Riverside Shakespeare's version of Hamlet, along with its excellent notes and textual commentary"--P. vii.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Representing Ophelia : women, madness, and the responsibilities of feminist criticism / Elaine Showalter -- "Man and wife is one flesh" : Hamlet and the confrontation with the maternal body / Janet Adelman -- Hamlet : giving up the ghost / Marjorie Garber -- "Funeral bak'd-meats" : carnival and the carnivalesque in Hamlet / Michael D. Bristol -- "Suche strange desygns" : madness, subjectivity, and treason in Hamlet and Elizabethan culture / Karin S. Coddon.
ISBN 0312089864 (hard)
0312055447 (pbk.)
0333594924 (Macmillan)
OCLC # 28909974
Table of Contents
 About the Series 
 About This Volume 
Pt. 1Hamlet: The Complete Text 
  Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts3
  The Complete Text27
 Note on the Text154
 Textual Notes156
Pt. 2Hamlet: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism 
  A Critical History of Hamlet181
  Feminist Criticism and Hamlet208
   What Is Feminist Criticism?208
   Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography215
   A Feminist Perspective: Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism / Elaine Showalter220
  Psychoanalytic Criticism and Hamlet241
   What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?241
   Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography251
   A Psychoanalytic Perspective: "Man and Wife Is One Flesh": Hamlet and the Confrontation with the Maternal Body / Janet Adelman256
  Deconstruction and Hamlet283
   What Is Deconstruction?283
   Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography293
   A Deconstructionist Perspective: Hamlet: Giving Up the Ghost / Marjorie Garber297
  Marxist Criticism and Hamlet332
   What Is Marxist Criticism?332
   Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography345
   A Marxist Perspective: "Funeral-Bak'd Meats": Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet / Michael D. Bristol348
  The New Historicism and Hamlet368
   What Is the New Historicism368
   The New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography377
   A New Historicist Perspective: "Suche Strange Desygns": Madness, Subjectivity, and Treason in Hamlet and Elizabethan Culture / Karin S. Coddon380
 Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms403
 About the Contributors416

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