Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions
Hardin L. Aasand
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2003 - Drama - 234 pages
The subject of stage directions in 'Hamlet', those brief semiotic codes that are embellished by historical, theatrical, and cultural considerations, produces a rigorous examination in the fifteen essays contained in this collection. This volume encompasses essays that are guardedly inductive in their critical approaches, as well as those that critique modern productions that attempt to achieve Shakespearean effect through a modern aesthetic. The volume also includes essays that enunciate the production of stage business as a cultural interplay between productions and social agencies outside the theater.
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Entrances in the Ophelia Sequence of Hamlet
Exit by Indirection Finding Directions Out
Hamlets Stage Directions to the Players
Explicit Stage Directions Especially Graphics in Hamlet
The Case against Tidiness
Tis heere Tis gone The Ghost in the Text
To Soliloquize or Not to Soliloquize Hamlets To be Speech in Q1 and Q2F
The Stage Directions Overt and Covert of Hamlet 51
Interpolations Extended Scenes and Musical Accompaniment in Kenneth Branaghs Hamlet
Properties and Stage Business in Hamlet 34
Visual Representations of the Graveyard Scene in Hamlet
Hamlet Yorick and the Chopless Stage Direction
Theatricality and Authorship
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Page 28 - To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.