Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction

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Cambridge University Press, 22. 2. 2007 - 329 strán (strany)
The first Hamlet on film was Sarah Bernhardt. Probably the first Hamlet on radio was Eve Donne. Ever since the late eighteenth century, leading actresses have demanded the right to play the role - Western drama's greatest symbol of active consciousness and conscience. Their iconoclasm, and Hamlet's alleged 'femininity', have fascinated playwrights, painters, novelists and film-makers from Eugène Delacroix and the Victorian novelist Mary Braddon to Angela Carter and Robert Lepage. Crossing national and media boundaries, this book addresses the history and the shifting iconic status of the female Hamlet in writing and performance. Many of the performers were also involved in radical politics: from Stalinist Russia to Poland under martial law, actresses made Hamlet a symbol of transformation or crisis in the body politic. On stage and film, women reinvented Hamlet from Weimar Germany to the end of the Cold War. This book aims to put their half-forgotten achievements centre-stage.
 

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The drama of questions and the
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Playing Hamlet writing the self
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Is this womanly?
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Figure 10 The world belongs to those who take it
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Bernhardt and her inheritance
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Firmin Gemier and
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Asta Nielsen
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Poland 1989
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Spain Turkey Ireland
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Hamlet mens eyes and the
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Womens voices in the cathedral of culture
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Tony Howard is Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Warwick.

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