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Re: Hamlet as Renaissance anti-prince
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0045  Monday, 12 January 1998.

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Friday, 9 Jan 1998 15:40:12 -0500
Subject: Hamlet as Renaissance anti-prince
Comment:        SHK 9.0037  Hamlet as Renaissance anti-prince

>Where can I find the
>notion of Hamlet as Renaissance Prince - or its antithesis - best set
>out? I am searching for critical names and ideas. Thank you.

Stuart Manger might start by looking at the some of the portraits of
Henry, Prince of Wales, the earlier of which are coeval with _Hamlet_ (a
lot of them are reproduced in Roy Strong's study of Henry), and then go
on to read those marvelously contrasted books, Henry's father James'
_Basilikon doron_ and Machiavelli's _Prince_.

David Evett

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