‘In a Dream of Passion’: Introducing Hamlet and emotion

Brid Phillips, Paul Megna

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The introduction offers an account of the volume’s thematic concerns and the methodologies employed therein. 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 storied performance history, and its profound impact beyond the early modern era.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHamlet and emotions
EditorsPaul Megna, Brid Phillips, R.S. White
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030037956
ISBN (Print)9783030037949
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Shakespeare Studies
ISSN (Print)2731-3204
ISSN (Electronic)2731-3212


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