Table of Contents
Introduction, David Young.
Hamlet and the Shape of Revenge, Mark Rose.
Superposed Plays: Hamlet, Richard Lanham.
Man and Wife Is One Flesh: Hamlet and the Confrontation with the Maternal Body, Janet Adelman.
Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism, Elaine Showalter.
Viewpoints, Bert O. States, Daniel Seltzer, Richard Fly, René Girard.
The Joker in the Pack, W. H. Auden.
Women and Men in Othello, Carol Thomas Neely.
Unproper Beds: Race, Adultery and the Hideous in Othello, Michael Neill.
Signs, Speech and Self, James L. Calderwood.
Viewpoints, Susan Snyder, Stephen Greenblatt.
Action and World in King Lear, Maynard Mack.
The Avoidance of Love: A Reading of King Lear, Stanley Cavell.
Lear's Theatre Poetry, Marvin Rosenberg.
The Father and the Bride, Linda E. Boose.
“The Base Shall Top Th'Legitimate”: The Bedlam Beggar and the Role of Edgar in King Lear, William C. Carroll.
Chronology of Important Dates.
Notes on Contributors.