Avant Garde Hamlet

This is a part of the uncanny ability of Shakespeare's Hamlet to be "ever-now, ever-new."

Author: R. S. White

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ISBN: 1611478553

Category: Hamlet (Legendary character)

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Hamlet stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways of expressing innovative and challenging thoughts in the hope that they can change perceptions of their own world. One reason for this, as the book argues, is that the source text that is their inspiration was written in the same spirit. Hamlet as a work of art exhibits many aspects of the vanguard movements in every society and artistic milieux, an avant-garde vision of struggle against conformity, which retains an edge of provocative novelty. Accordingly, it has always inspired unorthodox adaptations and can be known by a neglected portion of the company it keeps, the avant-garde in every age. After placing Hamlet alongside cutting edge works in Shakespeare s time, such as Marlowe s Doctor Faustus and Kyd s The Spanish Tragedy, chapters deal with the ways in which experimental writers, theatre practitioners, and film-makers have used the play down to the present day to develop their own avant-garde visions. This is a part of the uncanny ability of Shakespeare s Hamlet to be ever-now, ever-new. "
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Avant Garde Hamlet

Even when Shakespeare wrote Hamlet in about 1600, there was nothing especially new about the story, and for the play's first audiences it would have been as traditional and familiar as it is for us. The basic narrative had been around ...

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611478563

Category: History

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Hamlet stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways of expressing innovative and challenging thoughts in the hope that they can change perceptions of their own world.
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Hamlet and Emotions

where he left off in Avant-Garde Hamlet: Stage, Text, Screen, wherein he argues 'that Hamlet itself is an inherently avant-garde work, which helps to explain why it has fuelled so many experimental works and revolutionary concepts over ...

Author: Paul Megna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030037956

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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SHAKESPEARE S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION

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 ...

Author: Sonya Freeman Loftis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351967457

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Music of the Twentieth century Avant garde

(Quoted in Wilson 1994, 76) Also no doubt shocking was Shostakovich's music to an avant-garde staging of Hamlet at the Vakhtangov Theatre, in which director Nikolay Akimov turned the characters, mood, and message of the play upside down ...

Author: Larry Sitsky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313296895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Guides the reader or researcher, in language suitable for the layperson, through the history and musicianship of the avant-garde composers of the 20th century.
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LIFE

began overseas and teas a 1946 Broadway hit with Maurice Evans and Frances Reidas Ophelia. n avant-garde Hamlet startled Texan sin 1956 at Bavlor University in U aco. Burgess Meredith acted Hamlet along with three alter egos. more often ...

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Hamlet

Offers an analysis of the narrative, characters, and themes of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

Author: Sue Tweg

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781920693367

Category: Drama

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Offers an analysis of the narrative, characters, and themes of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
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Hamlet

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965. White, R. S. Avant-Garde Hamlet: Text, Stage, Screen. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015. websites Hamlet on the Ramparts: http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts Hamlet Works: ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107152977

Category: Literary Collections

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Offers a new introduction and commentary notes designed for the student reader, an updated reading list, appendices and extensive illustrations.
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Hamlet and World Cinema

87–158; Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, eds, Shakespeare on Screen: 'Hamlet' (Mont-Saint-Aignam: Publications de l'Université de Rouen et du Havre, 2011); R. S. White, Avant-Garde Hamlet: Text, Stage, Screen (Madison and ...

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107135505

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reveals a rich cinematic history, discussing Hamlet films from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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Avant garde Drama

But it is Hamlet which provides the most complete analogue to The Conspiracy of Feelings . Ophelia , the name of Ivan ' s anti - machine machine , is appropriated by Andrei for the name of his salami , just as Valya herself , linked ...

Author: Bernard F. Dukore

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ISBN: UOM:39015001516965

Category: Drama

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Shakespeare Christianity and Italian Paganism

This covers the scope of the platy but does not account for Hamlet's 'prophetic soul'; his intuitive anticipation an ... R. S. White, in Avant-Garde Hamlet, 10 suggests that Hamlet, like Prince Hal, 'defines himself in relation to a ...

Author: Eric Harber

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527561076

Category: Drama

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This book shows that, when Shakespeare wrote his plays, he responded to the political, religious and social conflicts in the Christianity of the day, giving those areas a new perspective through pagan (Italian and Greek) mythology. In particular, it offers a reading of The Winter’s Tale, which it has been said is “one of the most linguistically dense, emotionally demanding and spiritually rich of all the plays”. Productions as far afield as Mexico and Paris have brought Shakespeare’s plays up to date to enhance or challenge the lives of their communities. From South Africa to Gdansk, Shakespeare has been adapted to be read in schools. His plays have prompted a dialogue with many European scholars whom this book addresses.
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Avant Garde Performance and Material Exchange

dedicated to translation in a collection of essays on the theatrical avantgarde is not only welcome but, I believe, ... In his autobiography, Hamlet and the Baker's Son, Boal notes, “Much of my life divides into fifteen-year periods: ...

Author: M. Sell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230298941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Assembling a remarkable group of scholars, these essays explore how the circulation and exchange of 'vectors of the radical' shape the avant-garde. Mapping the movement of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and other material entities, they provide unprecedented perspectives on the transnational performance culture of the avant-garde.
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The Eloquence of Ghosts

Manganelli's re - writing of Hamlet in Agli dèi ulteriori , for instance , derives much of its force from the author's ambivalent attitude towards avant - garde practice , because Hamlet's impossible longing for absolute love is ...

Author: Florian Mussgnug

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118358

Category: Literary Criticism

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Giorgio Manganelli (1922-1990), one of Italy's most radical and original writers, went further than most in exploring the creative possibilities of hybrid genres and open forms. Ostentation, theatricality, and a love of drapery and verbal excess are defining features of his body of work, which ranges from prose fiction, literary criticism, and drama to travel writing, treatises, commentaries, and imaginary interviews. This study examines the wealth of Manganelli's imagination - his grotesque animals, speaking corpses, and melancholy spectres - and argues that his spectacular eloquence was shaped by an exceptional awareness of literary and philosophical models. Following Manganelli's lead, the author addresses issues such as the boundaries of meaningful language, the relationship between literary and visual texts, fantasy and realism, and the power of literature to express the apprehensions and intimations of human consciousness.
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Women as Hamlet

Most female Hamlets emerged in contexts of intertextuality, where Hamlet is part of a common but disputed culture and ... To European (and many Turkish) eyes it is a bewildering cross of Shakespeare, the avant-garde, and low-budget ...

Author: Tony Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864664

Category: Drama

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A study of actresses playing the role of Hamlet on stage and screen.
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Queer Shakespeare

Hamlet is an avant-garde play at all levels of composition. In the context of Freeman's idea of 'queer' as a marker of avant-garde art, either mainstream or popular, Hamlet is a queer play. It is a play that shatters orthodoxies of any ...

Author: Goran Stanivukovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474295260

Category: Literary Criticism

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Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature. The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism. Works from Shakespeare's entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.
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Hamlet s Heirs

I am not saying that we are entering a new era; on the contrary we no longer have to continue the headlong flight of the post-post-postmodernists; we are no longer obliged to cling to the avant-garde of the avant-garde; ...

Author: Linda Charnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134506002

Category: Literary Criticism

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Speaking to readers in a voice that is adventurous rather than authoritative, innovative rather than institutional and speculative rather than orthodox, Linda Charnes’ provocative study of Shakespeare’s legacy in contemporary American and British politics explores the following themes: namesake princes and presidents stolen thrones and elections plutocrats and insurgents campaign trails and war-mongering waning monarchy and imperilled democracy revengers, early modern and postmodern. Linked by focused readings of Hamlet and the Henriad, the essays follow Shakespeare’s two most famous royal sons, the Princes Hamlet and Hal, as they haunt contemporary political psychology in the early years of a new millennium, and especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Between devolution in Britain and the new ‘doctrine’ of pre-emptive strike in the United States, our contemporary Hamlets and Hals epitomize a debate – as fraught now as in Shakespeare’ day – about the cost of spin-doctoring legacies. In exploring how current political culture inherits Shakespeare, Hamlet’s Heirs challenges scholarly assumptions about historical periodicity, modernity and the uses of Shakespeare in present day contexts.
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Pop Goes the Avant garde

By means of metatheatrical dialogue Hamlet gave voice to China's enduring theatre crisis ' and the anxieties - spiritual and practical — that were plaguing the avant - garde . At one point Hamlet asks a group of actors whether they can ...

Author: Rossella Ferrari

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ISBN: UCSD:31822040745747

Category: Art

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Pop Goes the Avant-Garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China is the first comprehensive review of the history and development of avant-garde drama and theater in the People's Republic of China since 1976. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives in the fields of comparative literature, theater, performance, and culture studies, the book explores key artistic movements and phenomena that have emerged in China's major cultural centers in the last several decades.It surveys the work of China's most influential dramatists, directors and performance groups, with a special focus on Beijing-based playwright, director and filmmaker Meng Jinghui—the formerenfant terrible of Beijing theater, who is now one of Asia's foremost theater personalities. Through an extensive critique of theories of modernism and the avant-garde, the author reassesses the meanings, functions and socio-historical significance of this work in non-Western contexts by proposing a new theoretical construct—the pop avant-garde—and exploring new ways to understand and conceptualize aesthetic practices beyond Euro-American cultures and critical discourses.
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Shakespeare s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

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 ...

Author: Lisa Ulevich

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ISBN: 0367886162

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A Concise Dictionary of the Avant Gardes

Unaware of Rühm's earlier move, Paul Griffiths, otherwise known as a prolific writer about classical music, wrote his OULIPOlian novel Let Me Tell You (2008) wholly from the 483-word vocabulary Shakespeare allotted to her in Hamlet.

Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351266864

Category: Art

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For a concise edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz selects entries from the 2018 third edition. Typically he provides intelligence unavailable anywhere else, no less in print than online, about a wealth of subjects and individuals. Focused upon what is truly innovative and excellent, Kostelanetz also ranges widely with insight and surprise, including appreciations of artistic athletes such as Muhammad Ali and the Harlem Globetrotters and such collective creations as Las Vegas and his native New York City. Continuing the traditions of cheeky high-style Dictionarysts, honoring Ambrose Bierce and Samuel Johnson (both with individual entries), Kostelanetz offers a "reference book" to be enjoyed, not only in bits and chunks but continuously as one of the ten books someone would take if he or she planned to be stranded on a desert isle.
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Hamlet s Arab Journey

Avant-garde European theatre trends were brought in by new institutions including al-Masrah magazine and the Pocket Theatre, an experimental company launched in the 1962–63 season with Samuel Beckett's Endgame.78 As such influences ...

Author: Margaret Litvin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691137803

Category: Literary Criticism

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For the past five decades, Arab intellectuals have seen themselves in Shakespeare's Hamlet: their times "out of joint," their political hopes frustrated by a corrupt older generation. Hamlet's Arab Journey traces the uses of Hamlet in Arabic theatre and political rhetoric, and asks how Shakespeare's play developed into a musical with a happy ending in 1901 and grew to become the most obsessively quoted literary work in Arab politics today. Explaining the Arab Hamlet tradition, Margaret Litvin also illuminates the "to be or not to be" politics that have turned Shakespeare's tragedy into the essential Arab political text, cited by Arab liberals, nationalists, and Islamists alike. On the Arab stage, Hamlet has been an operetta hero, a firebrand revolutionary, and a muzzled dissident. Analyzing productions from Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, Litvin follows the distinct phases of Hamlet's naturalization as an Arab. Her fine-grained theatre history uses personal interviews as well as scripts and videos, reviews, and detailed comparisons with French and Russian Hamlets. The result shows Arab theatre in a new light. Litvin identifies the French source of the earliest Arabic Hamlet, shows the outsize influence of Soviet and East European Shakespeare, and explores the deep cultural link between Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser and the ghost of Hamlet's father. Documenting how global sources and models helped nurture a distinct Arab Hamlet tradition, Hamlet's Arab Journey represents a new approach to the study of international Shakespeare appropriation.
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