Welcome to Hamlet Haven, your resource for
navigating scholarship on one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.
Today a daunting quantity of Hamlet scholarship
exists. Although databases and electronic catalogues aid research,
these directories present a virtual wall of minimal bibliographic
data. Sorting through lists still takes eons. Meanwhile, new publications
are constantly added to the academic stacks that ever threaten to
tumble over. This website hopes to assist in
the navigation of Hamlet scholarship. It groups together
scholarly publications that use similar approaches and that treat
similar subjects--translating the overwhelming into the maneuverable.
Listings span materials published between 1991 and 2003
and include studies that focus on the major characters, popular subjects,
and leading theoretical approaches. These works have been listed because
they are significant contributions to our understanding of one of Shakespeare's
most enigmatic plays.
The bibliography excludes notes (8 pages or less),
reviews, abstracts, and treatments of theatre and film performances
as well as certain forums (e.g., newsletters, bulletins, electronic
journals). Scholarship focusing on the Folio/Quartos debate is relevant
but requires specific and technical specialization and has thus been
omitted. Pedagogical studies, discussions of translations/translating,
and comparisons of Hamlet to other literary works are also
Annotations of 2004 publications!