Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1900

Synopsis

"This book examines the manner in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was perceived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and represented in the available visual media. The author's research has identified more than 2,000 visual images of Hamlet from this period. The images, it is argued, both reflected the critical reception of the play and simultaneously played a significant role in the history of the ever-changing constructed cultural phenomenon that we refer to as Shakespeare." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved