Hamlet without Hamlet
This book challenges the common-place conception of Hamlet as an introverted figure, estranged from the world around him. It reveals the play as a drama of princely dispossession set in a volatile political context, whose concerns are crucially those of land and empire, inheritance and religion.
Print Book, English, 2007
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007
XII, 267 p. : il. ; 24 cm
9780521870252, 9780521690362, 0521870259, 0521690366
Preface: Hamlet without Hamlet; 1. Modern Hamlet; 2. 'Old Mole': the modern Telos and the return to dust; 3. Empires of world history; 4. Generation and degeneracy; 5. Doomsday and domain; 6. Hamlet's delay; Select bibliography.