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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Hamlet and Emotions

Editors: Megna, Paul, Phillips, Brid, White, R.S. (Eds.)

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  • First volume to take a history of emotions approach to analysing Hamlet
  • Features contributions from a wide range of well-known Shakespeare scholars
  • Explores new readings of the play, focusing on many aspects of its emotional life in the widest sense 
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This volume bears potent testimony, not only to the dense complexity of Hamlet’s emotional dynamics, but also to the enduring fascination that audiences, adaptors, and academics have with what may well be Shakespeare’s moodiest play. Its chapters explore emotion in Hamlet, as well as the myriad emotions surrounding Hamlet’s debts to the medieval past, its relationship to the cultural milieu in which it was produced, its celebrated performance history, and its profound impact beyond the early modern era. Its component chapters are not unified by a single methodological approach. Some deal with a single emotion in Hamlet, while others analyse the emotional trajectory of a single character, and still others focus on a given emotional expression (e.g., sighing or crying). Some bring modern methodologies for studying emotion to bear on Hamlet, others explore how Hamlet anticipates modern discourses on emotion, and still others ask how Hamlet itself can complicate and contribute to our current understanding of emotion.

About the authors

Paul Megna is Honorary Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Western Australia.

 

Bríd Phillips is Honorary Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Western Australia, and Lecturer in Health Humanities, Health and Medical Sciences, at The University of Western Australia.

 

R. S. White is Winthrop Professor of English at The University of Western Australia, and a Chief Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03795-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03794-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hamlet and Emotions
Editors
  • Paul Megna
  • Brid Phillips
  • R.S. White
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03795-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03795-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03794-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 347
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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