Poem Unlimited

Hamlet (2004, Riverhead Trade)

Paperback, 176 pages

English language

Published March 2, 2004 by Riverhead Trade.

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Hamlet: poem Unlimited is Bloom's attempt to uncover the mystery of both Prince Hamlet and the play itself, how both prince and drama are able to break through the conventions of theatrical mimesis and the representation of character, making us question the very nature of theatrical illusion. In twenty-five brief chapters, Bloom takes us through the major soliloquies, scenes, characters, and action of the play, to explore the enigma at the heart of the drama, that is central to its universal appeal.

6 editions


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
  • Literary Criticism
  • Shakespeare
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General
  • Hamlet (Legendary character)
  • Tragedy