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SHAKESPEARE�S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION





ISBN 9781138291270
Published November 30, 2017 by Routledge
262 Pages

 
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"Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances and other unconventional appropriations of Shakespeare’s play, Post-Hamlet examines Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a central symbol of our era’s "textual exhaustion," an era in which the reader/viewer is bombarded by text—printed, digital, and otherwise. The essays in this edited collection, divided into four sections, focus on the radical employment of Hamlet as a cultural artifact that adaptors and readers use to depart from textual "authority" in, for instance, radical English-language performance, international film and stage performance, pop-culture and multi-media appropriation, and pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments



Notes on Contributors





Chapter 1. Introduction: Post-Hamlet



Sonya Freeman Loftis, Allison Kellar, and Lisa Ulevich





Section I: Post-Hamlet Appropriations



Chapter 2. Posthuman Hamlets: Ghosts in the Machine



Todd Andrew Borlik



Chapter 3. Or Not to Be: Dancing Beyond Hamlet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Misericordes/Elsinore



Elizabeth Klett



Chapter 4. "It’s the Opheliac in me": Ophelia, Emilie Autumn, and the role of Hamlet in Discussing Mental Disability



Chloe Owen



Chapter 5. "I the matter will reword": The Ghost of Hamlet in Translation



Jim Casey



Chapter 6. Locating Hamlet in Kashmir: Haider, Terrorism, and Shakespearean Transmission



Amrita Sen





Section II: Post-Hamlet Performances



Chapter 7. "Denmark is a Prison": Hamlet for Inclusive and Incarcerated Audiences



Sheila T. Cavanagh



Chapter 8. Revisionist Q1 and the Poetics of Alternatives: Vindicating Hamlet’s "Bad" Quarto on Page and Stage in Japan and Beyond



Yi-Hsin Hsu



Chapter 9. "Poem Unlimited, Space Unlimited": The Case of the Naked Hamlet



Adam Sheaffer





Section III: Post-Hamlet Classrooms



Chapter 10. After Words: Hamlet’s Unfinished Business in the Liberal Arts Classroom



Deneen Senasi



Chapter 11. "Read freely, my dear": Education and Agency in Lisa Klein’s Ophelia



Victoria R. Farmer



Chapter 12. To Relate or Not to Relate: Questioning the Pedagogical Value of Relatable Hamlet



Erin M. Presley





Section IV: Post-Hamlet Post-Script



Chapter 13. DIE-JES

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Editor(s)

Biography

Sonya Freeman Loftis is an Associate Professor of English at Morehouse College.



Allison Kellar is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Honors at Wingate University.



Lisa Ulevich received her Ph.D. from Georgia State University in 2016. Her research interests include the poetics of allusion, narrative theory, and the mediation of identity through poetic and other formal structures.