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Eng 102 - Hamlet (Grigg)

This guide is designed to help you complete Ms. Grigg's Hamlet research paper in English 102.

Madness in Hamlet - Shakespearean Criticism

Madness in Hamlet
Shakespearean Criticism contains several relevant articles discussing madness in Hamlet.

  • Volume 1, pages: 76, 81, 83, 95, 102, 106, 128, 144, 154, 160, 234
  • Volume 21, pages: 35, 50, 72, 81, 99, 112, 311, 339, 355, 361, 371, 377, 384
  • Volume 35, pages: 117, 132, 134, 140, 144, 212
  • Volume 44, pages 107, 119, 152, 209, 219, 229
  • Volume 59, page 31
  • Volume 68, page 219
  • Volume 91, page 205
  • Volume 102, page 135
  • Volume 105, pages 22 and 55
  • Volume 109, page 235
  • Volume 111, page 147
  • Volume 117, page 42
  • Volume 137, page 217
  • Volume 164, pages 24 and 73
  • Volume 178, pages180, 193, 232, 239, 249, 284
  • Volume 197, pages 3, 30, 35, 48, 59, 51, 81, 176

Directions:

  • Click the link above
  • Click Shakespearean Criticism
  • Locate volume number and click to open
  • Click "Volume Table of Contents"
  • Choose play you are researching then click the "Introduction" for the play
  • In the page number box, type the page number you would like to view and click go

Helpful Hints on Searching Shakespearean Criticism...

For a particular theme in a Shakespeare play, the Shakespearean Criticism reference set has a "Cumulative Topic Index, by Play." It is organized by play and underneath each play, gives various topics with the volumes and page #'s that refer to that play and that topic. When doing research on themes in Shakespearean Criticism, you may need to look under different headings.

Shakespearean Criticism also has a "Cumulative Character Index" and "Cumulative Topic Index" organized by topic and then broken down by play. These indexes are at the back of every volume.

Library databases are also helpful for finding information on a particular theme in a Shakespeare play. For information specifically on the theme of "madness," go to the library homepage; select the link for Literary Criticism under Topic Databases on the right-hand column. Start with Gale Literature Resource Center and key in "Hamlet and Shakespeare and madness." This search lists 4,000+ articles of literary criticism.