Hamlet's Dreams

Hamlet's Dreams

The Robben Island Shakespeare

eBook - 2013
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Hamlet's Dreams brings together the Robben Island Prison of Nelson Mandela and the prison that is Denmark for Shakespeare's Hamlet. David Shalkwyk uses the circulation of the so-called 'Robben Island Shakespeare', a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by a group of Robben Island political prisoner in the 1970s (including Nelson Mandela), to examine the representation and experience of imprisonment in South African prison memoirs and Shakespeare's Hamlet. It looks at the ways in which oppressive spaces or circumstances restrict.
Publisher: London : Arden Shakespeare : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013
ISBN: 9781441183743
1441183744
9781441129284
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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