Before, During, AfterBook - 2013
Hamlet is the most studied and performed of Shakespeare's tragedies. However, its dense but beautiful language can seem forbidding to students and audiences, giving the play a reputation of being 'difficult'. This accessible introduction to Hamlet offers a springboard into the play, breaking down any fears or preconceptions about it and taking a hands-on, performance-based approach. It combines ideas and critical information about the context in which the play was written, the ideas it explores and the challenges and the rewards it presents to actors, audiences and students. Springboard Shakespeare- Hamlet has a three-part structure- Before, During and After. Ben Crystal takes you through what you need to know and think about before you see or study the play, while you watch or read it , and after you have seen or read it. He combines a genuine passion and understanding of Shakespeare with his experience as an actor, to give the reader a clear route to thinking about and enjoying Hamlet, whether in the classroom or the theatre.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2013
Branch Call Number: 822.33 Shake -C
Characteristics: viii, 173 p. : map ; 20 cm. --