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Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness, Paperback / softback Book

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness Paperback / softback


An acclaimed new interpretation of Shakespeare's HamletHamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language.

By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously upended.

Recovering a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind, Lewis shows that in Hamlet, as in King Lear, Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate-and where everyone must find their own way through the dark.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Shakespeare studies & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780691204512

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