Hamlet: reception

What were the renaissance era concerned with?
Madness, violence and the dramatisation of insanity
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What was the reception of Hamlet in the renaissance?
Hamlet was censored due to the puritan commonwealth (1640 - 1660)
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Name the time period: the play focused on the ghost and was inspired by mad courtiers and ladies in real life court
Renaissance
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What were the views of Hamlet during the restoration era?
Setting was 'mileu', tragic decorum, Shakespeare was primitive
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Name the time period: Collier - "Violated Justice" and Shaftesbury - "Ultimately moral"
Restoration
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The early 1700s brought what reception to Hamlet?
Ghost became a main focus, 'weak and melancholy mind'
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Why was Polonius praised by Popple in 1735?
He has versimilitude
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Why was Hamlet criticised in the late 1700s?
The play was 'confusing' and 'inconsistent'
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In the late 1800s, how did Bradley describe Hamlet?
As a real person with "deep melancholy"
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From what does Hamlet's "deep melancholy" grow from?
Disappointment in Gertrude
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In the early 1900s, what does Freud say about Hamlet?
That his madness merely disguises the truth
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What changed about the reception of Hamlet in the 1900s?
There was a focus on the major characters in the play
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