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The Resource Hamlet and the concept of character, Bert O. States

Hamlet and the concept of character, Bert O. States

Label
Hamlet and the concept of character
Title
Hamlet and the concept of character
Statement of responsibility
Bert O. States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like the life of any contained society," writes Bert O. States, "the phenomenal life of character reveals itself in a process of endurance, repetition, and interchange within a world that has a coherent character in itself and makes consistent demands on its citizens. One cannot study character thoroughly by making spot behavioral checks." Likening his approach to that of a field anthropologist conducting a long-term study of a single society, States explores the nature of dramatic character by examining the inhabitants of one of the world's best-known plays. In the first part of "Hamlet" and the Concept of Character, States lays the theoretical groundwork by exploring such topics as the relationship of character change to character persistence; the theory of traits; the interplay between character and environment; and the problem of the humors and their obvious connection to Hamlet. The second part examines the significance of the major characters of the play (King Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, Laertes, Ophelia, and Horatio) in the formation of the Hamlet "mystery."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
States, Bert O.
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.S7547 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • Hamlet
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Hamlet, prince of Denmarke (Shakespeare)
  • Persoonlijkheidsontwikkeling
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Personnages littéraires
  • Charakterisierung
  • Dramengestalt
Label
Hamlet and the concept of character, Bert O. States
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The anatomy of character -- The character of character -- The theory of traits -- World character -- The theory of humors -- Part Two. The Hamlet family -- The ghostly couple -- Polonius and son -- Ophelia and incestuous sheets -- Horatio: our man in Elsinore -- Hamlet's older brother -- The melancholy Dane
Control code
24590494
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801843396
Lccn
91036389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1437286
  • (OCoLC)24590494
Label
Hamlet and the concept of character, Bert O. States
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. The anatomy of character -- The character of character -- The theory of traits -- World character -- The theory of humors -- Part Two. The Hamlet family -- The ghostly couple -- Polonius and son -- Ophelia and incestuous sheets -- Horatio: our man in Elsinore -- Hamlet's older brother -- The melancholy Dane
Control code
24590494
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801843396
Lccn
91036389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1437286
  • (OCoLC)24590494

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