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Figurative Design in Hamlet: The Significance of the Dumb Show

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Figurative Design in Hamlet: The Significance of the Dumb Show - Cox, Lee Sheridan
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Critics have long debated the significance of the dumb show in Hamlet . There is a wide divergence of opinion on the matter of its importance: to one critic, it is "only a mechanical necessity"; to another, "the keystone to the arch of the drama." In modern performances of Hamlet, it is frequently omitted, a decision vigorously protested by some critics as detrimental to the play scene. But the presence of the dumb show in the play scene has given rise to questions that evoke little unanimity of response even among its ...

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Figurative Design in Hamlet: The Significance of the Dumb Show 2016, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814253168

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Figurative Design in Hamlet: The Significance of the Dumb Show 1973, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814201756

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