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Author: Jonathan Croall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Hamlet is arguably the most famous play on the planet, and the greatest of all Shakespeare's works. Its rich story and complex leading role have provoked intense debate and myriad interpretations. To play such a uniquely multi-faceted character as Hamlet represents the supreme challenge for a young actor. Performing Hamlet contains Jonathan Croall's revealing in-depth interviews with five distinguished actors who have played the Prince this century: Jude Law: 'You get to speak possibly the most beautiful lines about humankind ever given to an actor.' Simon Russell Beale: 'Hamlet is a very hospitable role: it will take anything you throw at it.' David Tennant: 'No other part has been so satisfying. It was tough, but utterly compelling.' Maxine Peake: 'Hamlet was a way of accessing bits of me as an actress I've not been able to access before.' Adrian Lester: 'Working with Peter Brook on Hamlet changed me as an actor, and for the better.' The book benefits from the author's interviews with six leading directors of the play during these years: Greg Doran, Nicholas Hytner, Michael Grandage, John Caird, Sarah Frankcom and Simon Godwin. Many other productions are described, from those starring Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness and Paul Scofield in the 1950s, to the performances of Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott and Paapa Essiedu in recent times. The volume also includes an updated text of the author's earlier book Hamlet Observed, and an account of actors' experiences of performing at Elsinore.
Hamlet from an actor's prompt book ' , Fortnightly Review , December 1895 , 863
–78 . Trewin , J. C. Five & Eighty Hamlets , New York , 1987 . Shakespeare on the
English Stage , 1900-1964 , London , 1964 . Tynan , Kenneth . He that Plays ...
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This edition tells the story of Hamlet in production, from Burbage at the Globe to Branagh on film, relating stage interpretations to developments in the theatre, in literary criticism and in society. The detailed stage history records an ongoing process of discovery, as successive performers have found what it is in the play that will speak most powerfully to the audiences of their own times. The introduction focuses not only on star Hamlets, but on whole productions of the play including supporting players and, in this century, direction and design.
Lake, James H. “The Effects of Primacy and Recency upon Audience Response
to Five Film Versions of Hamlet.” Literature/Film ... Maher, Mary Z. Modern
Hamlets and Their Soliloquies. 2nd ed. ... Trewin, J. C. Five and Eighty Hamlets.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
George Lyman Kittredge’s insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments, all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. These new editions have specific emphasis on the performance histories of the plays (on stage and screen). Features of each edition include: The introduction to the original Kittredge Edition Editor’s Introduction to the Focus Edition. An overview on major themes of the plays, and sections on the play’s performance history on stage and screen. Explanatory Notes. The explanatory notes either expand on Kittredge’s superb glosses, or, in the case of plays for which he did not write notes, give the needed explanations for Shakespeare’s sometimes demanding language. Performance notes. These appear separately and immediately below the textual footnotes and include discussions of noteworthy stagings of the plays, issues of interpretation, and film and stage choices. How to read the play as Performance Section. A discussion of the written play vs. the play as performed and the various ways in which Shakespeare’s words allow the reader to envision the work "off the page." Comprehensive Timeline. Covering major historical events (with brief annotations) as well as relevant details from Shakespeare’s life. Some of the Chronologies include time chronologies within the plays. Topics for Discussion and Further Study Section. Critical Issues: Dealing with the text in a larger context and considerations of character, genre, language, and interpretative problems. Performance Issues: Problems and intricacies of staging the play connected to chief issues discussed in the Focus Editions’ Introduction. Select Bibliography & Filmography Images from major productions, for comparison and scene study.
Author: George M Bodman Professor of English David Scott KastanPublish On: 1995
Mander and Mitchenson , “ Hamlet ” through the Ages ( London : Barrie and
Rockliff , 1952 ) ; Trewin , Five and Eighty Hamlets ( London : Hutchison , 1987 ) ;
Kliman , “ Hamlet ” : Film , Television , and Audio Performance ( Rutherford , N . J
Author: George M Bodman Professor of English David Scott Kastan
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism
Series Editors: James Nagel, University of Georgia; Zack Bowen, University of Miami and Robert Lecker, McGill University The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the "Twayne Critical Essays Series." Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day. Each volume includes: An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings-illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches, and sorting out the schools of thought The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries Original essays, new translations, and revisions commissioned especially for the series Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews A name and subject index
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Trewin , Five and Eighty Hamlets ( New York : New Amsterdam Books , 1989 ) , p
. 16 .
Author: Gerda Taranow
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Critics regarded Sarah Bernhardt's interpretation of "Hamlet" in 1899 as the revelation of Shakespeare's tragedy in France. "The Bernhardt Hamlet" is the first to investigate that production and to explain its context and its impact upon the cultural life of the time. Bernhardt's most significant innovation was her rejection of romantic sensibility in favor of the revenge tradition. In assuming a male role, she remained within the theatrical tradition of "travesti" that came to full fruition in the nineteenth century. Classically trained, the 54-year-old Bernhardt refashioned the "Hamlet" inheritance with insight, vigor, and originality.
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Author: Thomas Postlewait
Publisher: Studies in Theatre History & C
In Modern Hamlets and Their Soliloquies (Iowa, 1992), Mary Maher examined how modern actors have chosen to perform Hamlet's soliloquies, and why they made the choices they made, within the context of their specific productions of the play.
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Promptbooks for John Barrymore's Hamlet , 1922-23 , Folger Library . Terry ,
Ellen , The Story of My Life , New York , 1909 . Trewin , J. C. , Shakespeare on
the English Stage 1900-1964 , London , 1964 . Five and Eighty Hamlets , London
Author: Anthony B. Dawson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press
Category: Hamlet (Legendary character).
In this illuminating study, Anthony Dawson surveys the stage history of Hamlet from its appearance in Shakespeare's time to the efflorescence of new and challenging productions in our own. He vividly re-creates more than a dozen representative performances across three centuries. Bringing together theatre history and the interests of cultural criticism and performance theory, Dawson traces the Anglo-American acting tradition and provides a succinct account of the interpretative problems associated with texts, character, design, and the production of meaning. The final chapters extend the analysis to a number of film versions, notably those of Olivier, Kozintsev and Zeffirelli, as well as to several important European stage productions.