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Hamlet: Adaptations in Literature, Music, Art

(Hamlet: page 3)

adaptations in literature / parodies / adaptations in music : musicals - operas and incidental music - songs - ballets / paintings, engravings / popular culture: tourism


page 1:
on-line editions (Folio and Quartos) / modern editions / audio excerpts / translations (German, Dutch, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese)/ sources /
page 2:
productions and performances : stage history / actors, pictures of performances / reviews of productions / film versions (1900 - 2002)
page 3:
adaptations in literature / parodies / adaptations in music : musicals - operas and incidental music - songs - ballets / paintings, engravings / popular culture: tourism
page 4:
bibliographies - historical criticism - recent criticism
page 5:
in the classroom: courses, lectures, general approaches / study questions, essay topics / teaching resources / teaching units / sites for students / deutsche Webseiten / en français / just for fun
page 6:
Proseminar Hamlet (2002): course programme, film programme, reading Hamlet, bibliography, editing Hamlet
page 7:
A project in progress: Hamlet revisited: Uses (allusions, quotations etc.) in later texts. Based on a Moby version of Hamlet


adaptations in literature (spin-offs, travesties etc.)

Hamlet revisited: Uses (allusions, quotations etc.) in later texts.

Titles from Hamlet [http://www.barbarapaul.com/shake/hamlet.html]

List of
spin-offs: [http://www.shaksper.net/archives/files/spinoff.biblio.html] (Febr. 2003)

Hamlet on the Ramparts: Early Adaptations and Promptbooks: Davenant, William (1676), Johnson, Samuel and George Steevens (1773), John Poole (1810),Edwin Forrest (1860) Edwin Booth (1879), Henry Irving (1879), Forbes-Roberston (1897) [http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/upenn/]
Anon. The Gravemakers. (1672)
OhioLink (Authentication required) [http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/shak-adapt.html]

Bhatnagar, Sandeep. Why I Won't Play Hamlet Ever Again a one-act play. Shakespeare Magazine, vol. 6, issue 1, Winter 02. [http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/bhatnagar.asp] (March 2002)
Betts, Jean. Ophelia Thinks Harder. Play.
Blessing, Lee. Fortinbras. 1992. Drama.
Borland, Ona Winants. The Lamentable Tragedy of Omelet and Oatmealis: in song and verse. (Chicago Dramatic, 1916). Play.
Brett, Simon. Sicken and So Die. Mystery novel.
Brautigan, Richard. "The Castle of the Cormorants." 1970. Poem.
Brautigan, Richard. "The Rape of Ophelia." 1970. Poem.
Britting, Georg. Lebenslauf eines dicken Mannes, der Hamlet hiess. 1961. Novel.

Chekhov, Anton:
Sokolyansky, Mark: Shakespearean Themes and Motifs in Anton Chekhov's Works (article on this site)
Corbeil, Carole. In the Wings. Novel. Toronto: Stoddart, 1997.
Costalunga, G. Amleto, Farsa in due atti. (farce in two acts, commedia dell'arte)
Curtis, Richard. The Skinhead Hamlet (in The Faber Book of Travesties, ed. Simon Brett,Faber, 1990, 316-20).

Davenant, William (1676)
Hamlet and here: [http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/upenn/]
Doeblin, Alfred. Hamlet oder Die langer Nacht nimmt ein Ende. 1946. Novel.
Dumas, Alexandre (père).
Hamlet, French adaptation (1848) translated into English by Frank Morlock (1999) [http://www.cadytech.com/dumas/stories/hamlet.asp] (last visit 28/02/00)

Eliot, T. S. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Poem.

Garrick, David. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1772).
OhioLink (Authentication required) [http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/shak-adapt.html]

Gilbert, William.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (1903) [http://diamond.idbsu.edu/gas/other_gilbert/html/rosen.html] or: OhioLink (Authentication required) [http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/shak-adapt.html]

Gwynn, R. S. "Horatio's Philosophy" (poem on this site) from No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970-2000. Story Line Press, 2001. Story Line Press [http://www.storylinepress.com/]
R. S. Gwynn [http://www.ablemuse.com/v3/rsgwynn.htm], see also on this site: A "Shakespearean Sonnet (With a first line taken from the tv listings)" covering 14 plays.

Hauptmann, Gerhart. Hamlet in Wittenberg. Schauspiel. (1935)
Higgins, Clare.
Mom, Shakespeare and Me . a short five-act play.Shakespeare Magazine, vol. 6, issue 1, Winter 02. [http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/higgins.asp] (March 2002)
Holderness, Graham. The Prince of Denmark. (2002), novel. [http://www.herts.ac.uk/UHPress/Prince.html] (Dec. 2002)
(read an

Innes, Michael.
Hamlet, Revenge. novel. Full text and summary [http://www.bibliomania.com/3/16/312/2222/frameset.html]
Irving, Henry.
Hamlet Adaptation 1879 (Nov. 2001)

James, Elias Olan. Thieves of Mercy. Verse.

Joyce, James.
Lectures on Hamlet [http://www.univ.trieste.it/~nirdange/netjoyce/e_netjoyce/e_10.html] (Jan. 2002)
Joyce, James. Lecture on Hamlet:
James Joyce's Life of Shakespeare ann. by John Barger [http://www.robotwisdom.com/jaj/shakespeare.html] (Jan. 2002)

Kean, Charles. Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
(1859) OhioLink (Authentication required) [http://www.ohiolink.edu/db/shak-adapt.html]

Lamb, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare:
Hamlet [http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/lambtales/LTHAMLET.HTM]
Tales, ill. by Arthur Rackham [] (May 2002)
Tales, ill. by Gertrude Hammond (1878) [http://www.bartleby.com/1012/]

MacNaughton, Adam.
Oor Hamlet (Three-Minute Hamlet), Scottish poem, to be sung to the tune of The Mason's Apron[http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/Bard.book/three.hamlet.html] (May 2001)
Marowitz, Charles. Hamlet 80 min. adaptation, can be found in The Marowitz Shakespeare (London: Marion Boyars, 1978), pp. 28-69.
Militano, Carmelo. Ophelia in the Garden. poem. Shakespeare Magazine, vol. 6, issue 1, Winter 02. [http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/militano.asp] (March 2002)
Morris, Ronald.
The Witness. a short story.Shakespeare Magazine, vol. 6, issue 1, Winter 02. [http://www.shakespearemag.com/winter02/morris.asp] (March 2002)
Müller, Heiner. Die Hamletmaschine. Play.

Nesbit, E.
Beautiful Tales from Shakespeare

Peterson, Leonard. The Great Hunger. An Eskimo version 1958. Play.
Poole, John. (1810)
Hamlet, Travestie [http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/upenn/]
Rudnick, Paul . I Hate Hamlet. Drama.

Steele, Hunter. Lord Hamlet's Castle. 1987. Novel.
Stoppard, Tom . Dogg's Hamlet. Drama.
Stoppard, Tom. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix:
Preying upon the "Theatrical Parasite": A Re-examination of Stoppard's Influences in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern [http://www.arts.ilstu.edu/shakespeare/research/rosencrantz.html]
Sylverstein, Shel.
Hamlet as Told on the Street (Hamlet Rap), The Ring of Steel. Published in Playboy, January 1998 [http://www.ringofsteel.org/reference/raphamlet.html]

Thompson, John Cargill. Hamlet II: Prince of Jutland. 1984/1995. Monologue.
Treece, Henry. The Green Man. Novel.

Wain, John. "Feng." 1975. Poem.

adaptations in popular novels and romances: James, Deanna. Acts of Passion/Acts of Love; Dodd, Christina. The Greatest Lover in All England; Chase, Loretta. Viscount Vagabond; Martin, Michelle. The Hampshire Hoyden; Putnam, Eileen. A Passionate Performance; Wolf, Joan. A Counterfeit Marriage, commented by Osborne, Laurie,
Romancing the Bard [http://www.colby.edu/personal/l/leosborn/POPSHAK/];


Jonathan Vos Post:
Raymond Chandler's Hamlet [http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~totem/v101/raymond.html]

Richard Curtis
Skinhead Hamlet [http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/~mcm/hamlet.html], also at:
Curtis, Richard. Skinhead Hamlet [http://theatre.asn.au/read.php3?num=8&id=5164&thread=5164]

Monty Python's Flying Circus:
Hamlet (Flying Circus, Series 4, Episode 4#43) [http://www.mwscomp.com/mpfc/mpfc.html#series4]

Nathan, Richard.
A Night in Elsinore. [http://www.shakespeare-parodies.com/hamlet.html]

Hamlet - The Text Adventure by Robin Johnson. An online computer game. Larry as Hamlet - special guests: Desdemona, Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, Banquo and Richard III. Who really killed Hamlet's dad? What does King Richard III want with a horse anyway? And where did the gravedigger get that gorgeous pink dress? Avenge your father, defeat your evil uncle and ascend the throne of Denmark in William Shakespeare's long undiscovered text adventure. Great fun! [http://www.robinjohnson.f9.co.uk/adventure/hamlet.html] (Aug. 04)


adaptations in music

Musicals, popular representations:

Rockabye Hamlet Cliff Jones (music, libretto) Broadway 1976 [http://www.theatredb.com/cgi-bin/q.pl?stext=Rockabye+Hamlet&query=show]

Hair. "What A Piece of Work Is Man" lyrics adapted by James Rado and Gerome Ragni.
lyrics and chord pattern [http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/1080/b-piece-of-work.html]

Hamlet goes Homie by Jaded Moon. (Hamlet: "To O.D. or not to O.D. Know what I'm sayin‚ foo? My uncle killed my fatha! And my motha just married my evil Uncle. I've gotta go bust his ass." ) [http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=751772] (May 02)

Operas and incidental music

Shakespeare and opera (in Italian): [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]

Caruso, Luigi (1754-1822)
Amleto, opera, 1789 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]
Engelmann, H. U. Opehlia opera, 1969
Forest, Jean Kurt. Die Hamlet-Saga. opera, 1973.
Kelterborn, Rudolf.
Ophelia. Oper in fünf Stimmen. (1982/83) [http://www.musicedition.ch/composers/27d.htm]
Kievman, Carson (1949-) Hamlet. [http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~carson/hamlet.html]
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886) Hamlet,
symphonic poem (tone poem) [http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/fenech/LisztSymPoem.html]
Mercadante, Saverio (1795-1870), Amleto,
opera, 1822 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/]
Morricone, Ennio. Hamlet film music. (Zeffirelli's film) [http://www.morricone.de/cdinhalt_hamlet.htm] (May 2002)
Reutter, Hermann. Hamlet opera, 1980
Sullivan, Arthur (Gilbert and Sullivan) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
(1874) synopsis and playscript: [http://diamond.idbsu.edu/GaS/other_gilbert/html/rosen.html]
Stadtfeld, A. Hamlet (1857)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Illich. Hamlet
, ouverture and incidental music, op. 67 (1888). [http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/blangston/pitch/over.htm#ham]
Thomas, Ambroise. Hamlet, libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré, 1868 French libretto
Tippett, Michael / John Neumeier, Hamlet
(ballet, 1997) [http://www.michael-tippett.com/hamlet.htm]
Walton, William (1902-1983), Hamlet
, Klangbeispiele [http://www.klassik-angebote.de/8861586.htm]
Zafred, Mario (1922- ) Amleto
(Hamlet) Libretto: Lilyan und Mario Zafred, 1961 [http://www.theater-schauspiel-oper.de/komponistenz.html]

other operas
by: Gaetano Andreozzi, 1792; Maratzek,1840; Buzzolla, 1848; Zanardini, 1854; Stadtfeld, 1857; Moroni, 1860; Franco Faccio, 1865; Hopp, 1874 ; Hignard, 1888; Keurvels, 1891; Marescotti, 1894 ; Grandi 1898 [http://members.it.tripod.de/amelia/].


: see [http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/s/shakespeare/]

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Lied von Shakespeare
, op. 17 [http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/brahms_works.html]
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897). Ophelia-Lieder
, WoO posth. 22 (1873) Hamlet IV.5.; [http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/b/brahms.html] (May 2002)
Family Cat. (British pop group) "Ophelia." Song.
McNaughton, Adam. "The Three-Minute HAMLET." Song.
Strauss, Richard, (1864-1949), Lied der Ophelia
, op. 67 no. 3 (1918). [http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/v/various/strauss67.3.html]
"What A Piece of Work Is Man"
from the musical Hair. Lyrics adapted by James Rado and Gerome Ragni. lyrics and chord pattern [http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/1080/b-piece-of-work.html]
Sylversein, Shel. Hamlet as Told on the Street
(Hamlet Rap), The Ring of Steel [http://www.ringofsteel.org/reference/raphamlet.html]


Blacher, Boris (1903-1975) Hamlet,
ballet; [http://www.karadar.it/Works/blacher.html]

Glass, Philip. Hamlet chor. Stephen Mills (prem. Oct. 2000, Austin, Texas) production notes etc. [http://www.balletmet.org/Notes/Hamlet.html] (May 2002)

other ballet versions
of Hamlet [http://www.balletmet.org/Notes/Hamlet.html#anchor695674] (June 2002):
Hamlet chor. / comp. Francesco Clerico, 1788 Venice
Hamlet chor. Louis Henry / comp. Gallenberg 1822, Vienna
Hamlet chor. Nijinska / comp. Liszt 1934, Paris
Hamlet chor. Robert Helpmann / comp. Tchaikovsky 1942, London
Hamlet chor. Viktor Gsovsky / comp. Blacher 1950, Munich
Hamlet chor. Pierre Lacotte / comp. Walton 1964, Paris
Hamlet chor. Konstantin Sergeyev / comp. Chervensky 1970, St. Petersburg
Hamlet chor. Chabukiani / comp. Ravaz Gabichvadze 1971, Tbilisi
Hamlet: Connotations chor. John Neumeier / comp. Aaron Copland 1976, New York
Sea of Troubles chor. Kenneth MacMillan / comp. Martinu and Webern 1988, London
Antic chor. Kim Bradstrup / comp. Ian Dearden 1993, Elsinore
Hamlet chor. P. Schaufuss / comp. Sort Sol/Black Sun and Rued Langaard 1996, Elsinore


paintings, engravings, illustrations

Shakespeare illustrated
(Abbey, Calderon, Delacroix, Fuseli, Hunt, Lawrence, Maclise, Rossetti)
Hamlet on the Ramparts
[http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/art/index.htm] (March 2002)
paintings from 1700 onwards (mainly Hamlet and the Ghost) [http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/art/ayartdb/ayartdb.htm] (March 2002)
Pictures of actors
playing Hamlet and the Ghost [http://shea.mit.edu/ramparts/collections/art/ayartdb/ayartdb.htm] (March 2002)
images / imagery
(death and skulls in paintings) [http://www.mtsn.org.uk/staff/staffpages/cer/hamlet/visual_imagery.htm] (March 2002)
Olga's Gallery. World Literature in painting
. [http://www.abcgallery.com/liter/shakespeare.html](Jan. 2002)
Titles from Hamlet

Boydell, London 1803 copperplates. Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus and the Ghost
[http://www.graphic-photo.de/0144.html]; Hamlet, IV.5 [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0145.html]

Delacroix, Eugène. Je suis l'esprit de ton père
. (1843).
Delacroix, Eugène. Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard
. (1839) [http://www.abcgallery.com/D/delacroix/delacroix16.html]
Delacroix, Eugène. The Death of Ophelia
(1843) [http://www.abcgallery.com/D/delacroix/delacroix17.html]
Delacroix, Eugène. The Death of Ophelia
. [http://www.abcgallery.com/D/delacroix/delacroix43.html]

Hughes, A. "Ophelia" (picture from Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Jan. 2002)

Maclise, D
. "Hamlet" (picture from Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Jan. 2002)

Millais, John Everett.
Ophelia. (1851-52, Tate Gallery) [http://www.abcgallery.com/M/millais/millais22.html]

Pre-Raphaelite Ophelias [http://www.wiliqueen.com/ophelia/preraphaelite.html] (last visit: April 02)
Ophelia Page: Pictures and Rimbaud's poem [http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/ophelia/ophelia.html] (last visit: 23/03/00)
Representations of Ophelia [http://www.d.umn.edu/~kmaurer/hamlet/Ophelia.html]

Waterhouse, John William. Ophelias. [http://www.artmagick.com/artists/artists/waterhouse.asp]



Berry, Ralph.
Shakespeare's Elsinore (Contemporary Review, 1998) [http://www.britannica.com/bcom/magazine/article/0,5744,261288,00.html]

pictures of
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, H.T. Ohlsen, [http://www.copenhagenpictures.dk/kronborg.html]



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