This Readers Guide traces the history of Hamlet criticism from the seventeenth century to the present in a way that is accessible to students and general readers. Providing the reader with substantial excerpts from all the key critical readings of the play, Huw Griffiths brings them together with editorial material to form a narrative illustrating the development of Hamlet criticism. Griffiths also includes accounts of the interaction between the film versions and critical readings of the play.
Huw Griffiths is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was previously Research Fellow at the Scottish Institute of Northern Renaissance Studies, UK.