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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 441–463.
Published: 01 December 2013
... between the historical conception of political marriage argued by Polonius and Laertes and marriages of mutuality aborted by the adulterous and murderous one of Gertrude and Claudius. Hamlet is structured on the Danish history of Old Hamlet/Old Fortinbras abrupted by that of Young Hamlet/Young Fortinbras...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 163–200.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and behavior, on the other. Influenced but not bound by Stoic and Christian conceptions of freedom, Hamlet can act most freely, and ultimately kill Claudius, after achieving a sense of inner moral freedom based on trust in a “divinity” that oversees the world. Joshua Scodel is Helen A. Regenstein...
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 1. Matthew Paris, map of Britain, ca. 1250. London, British Library, Cotton MS Claudius D vi, fol. 12v. Courtesy of the British Library. Figure 1. Matthew Paris, map of Britain, ca. 1250. London, British Library, Cotton MS Claudius D vi, fol. 12v. Courtesy of the British Library. More
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
... im- personality. Hamlet does not refer to his encounter with the Ghost of his father, or to the Ghost’s accusations against Claudius and Gertrude, or to the plan to catch the conscience of the King that Hamlet so exu- berantly revealed in his preceding soliloquy. Each entry in Hamlet’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 331–362.
Published: 01 December 1978
... not even names can distinguish. Claudius, too, has but one name, but his case is quite different, partly because, as “Claudius,” he does not exist in Shakespeare’s play. We call him Claudius because the original stage direction to Act I, scene ii informs us of the entrance of “Claudius...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 March 1976
... that Hamlet’s en- tire world--not just Claudius or even Denmark, not even simply the entire universe of externality-has been profoundly corrupted.2 But Kitto seems satisfied to accept the ghost at face value, as unequivocal, and then to see the play’s ending as providential, not affirmative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 193–196.
Published: 01 June 1984
... REVIEWS Calderwood explores what he calls the “negative mode” (p. 54) of the play. In killing his brother and king, Claudius has violated “Degree” and brought on a state of negation, self-conti-adiction, undifferentiation, paradox, oxy- moron, and general linguistic confusion: “With mirth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 1997
... the praying Claudius and thereby send his soul to heaven, but imme- diately after Hamlet leaves, Claudius acknowledges in a soliloquy that he cannot repent. Many Renaissance playgoers would have had an intense impression that an opportunity had been missed: if only Hamlet had delayed his exit...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 135–154.
Published: 01 June 1979
... have adduced ample evidence elsewhere. So we must call Claudius’ attack on his brother both a murderous aggression and a homosexual as- Sault .* 1 Henry James, “The Great Good Place,” The Novels and Tales of Henry James, New York Edition, XVI (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (4): 323–332.
Published: 01 December 1952
... historical scholarship, that there is no founda- tion in the plot for what Coleridge and similar interpreters had to say. It is now scarcely possible for a literary historian to look upon the feigned madness, or upon the elaborately contrived play, or upon the refusal to kill Claudius at prayer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 196–199.
Published: 01 June 1984
...Edward Pechter Frederick Kiefer. San Marino, Calif. Huntington Library, 1983. xix + 354 pp. $21.50. Copyright © 1984 by Duke University Press 1984 1% REVIEWS problenis in Denmark on Claudius. Consequently, according to Calder...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 475–477.
Published: 01 September 1965
... requires some recognition of pertinent moral, political, and religious ideas. In fact, in one instance in this book, the author’s vagueness about a relig- ious concept is responsible for some muddled criticism. We are told that “The genuineness of Claudius’s repentance is proved by his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 473–475.
Published: 01 September 1965
... requires some recognition of pertinent moral, political, and religious ideas. In fact, in one instance in this book, the author’s vagueness about a relig- ious concept is responsible for some muddled criticism. We are told that “The genuineness of Claudius’s repentance is proved by his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (4): 483–511.
Published: 01 December 1993
..., whether she is in a chamber or on a progress, pointing toward her heart or toward her crown. When Claudius instructs ambassadors and sends them abroad, he stages and interprets kingliness; when Hamlet turns from dialogue to soliloquy, he stages and interprets the interiority of a prince. Both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 99.
Published: 01 March 1949
.... Lessing, Claudius, the brothers Stolberg, and J. H. Voss were members of the mystical Zinnendorf rite in Hamburg. To the occult group belonged Eckartshausen and Gouk, and as dupes of the last-named group the followers of Cagliostro may be mentioned. Goethe, Herder, and Karl August belonged...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 379.
Published: 01 December 1960
... Lenau’s “Schilflieder,” Nietzsche’s “Vereinsamt,” Morgenstern’s “Werwolf,” Dehmel’s “Arbeitsmann,” Kastner’s “Entwicklung der Menschheit,” and Brecht’s “Erinnerung an die Marie A.” Walther’s “Unter der Linden” is stiff ; Claudius’ “Abendlied,” Goethe’s “Gefunden,” a selection from Novalis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 1990
... antagonist Claudius has both plan and back-up plan to administer the poison. Hamlet’s main concerns seem to be to apologize to Laertes and to avoid disgracing himself in the duel. The Queen’s exclamation that she has been poisoned and Laertes’ declaration that “the king’s to blame’’ (V.ii.331...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 135–145.
Published: 01 June 1948
... spaterer Kampf gegen Fichte und Schelling. Aber freilich, er hat nicht das positive biblische Christen- turn seiner Freunde Hamann, Lavater, Claudius, Stolberg oder seiner Freundin, der Furstin Gallitzin. Er kann nicht die historische Offen- barung als metaphysische Erkenntnisquelle annehmen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 376–377.
Published: 01 September 1948
... degree of over-all consistency in Storm-and-Stress thinking. Her theses are copiously illustrated with quotations from Burger, Claudius, Goethe, Holty, Klinger, Leisewitz, Lenz, Miller, Moser, Muller, Schubart, the Stolbergs, and Voss (Herder is excluded for reasons of “space and time...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1942
... plan to slay Claudius and hides the body of Polonius in order to give himself time to carry out his plot. He sees Hamlet in this situation, not as hesitant, but as delayed with a twofold action, the slaying of the king and the conversion of his mother. In some instances the author shows...