Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

William Kerrigan identifies a slightly later starting point for modern Hamlet criticism: “it all begins with the Romantic ... Interpretation since Bradley (Albuquerque, NM, 1972); Critical Responses to Hamlet, 16001900, 4 vols., ed.

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

An acclaimed new interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet Hamlet 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.

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