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The Resource The tragic history of Hamlet : an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare, Mary Heebner

The tragic history of Hamlet : an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare, Mary Heebner

Label
The tragic history of Hamlet : an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare
Title
The tragic history of Hamlet
Title remainder
an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Mary Heebner
Title variation
Hamlet
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The individual prints are all in the form of triptychs, with more brightly colored, generally figurative panels at left and right flanking a central, darker image. An initial aesthetic pleasure in the artist's palette and line provides the foundation for a progressively more nuanced reading of the artwork. For instance, 'Folio #7' is keyed to a bawdy exchange between Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The question that Hamlet asks -- 'My excellent good friends! How dost thou, Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz. ... Then you live about her waist, or in the middle of her favors?' -- refers to Dame Fortune, and not a real woman, but Heebner chooses to obscure that fact and the female figure's face, leaving the anatomical details but depriving the viewer of a certain identification. Fortune becomes a cipher for the other women in Hamlet, as Heebner's treatment expresses a healthy revisionist impulse toward the play's often mischievously chauvinistic tone. In an 'Artist's Note' attached to the package, she acknowledges this tendency to reevaluate Gertrude and Ophelia, identifying them as reflecting 'the play's conflicts and emotional energy'"--Vamp and Tramp website
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Cataloging source
CUT
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z478.86.S553
  • N7433.4.H437
LC item number
  • H4494 2008
  • T73 2008
Literary form
dramas
Label
The tragic history of Hamlet : an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare, Mary Heebner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • An edition of 20 copies
  • "A suite of twenty direct-pigment prints made from the Hamlet series of collage paintings, printed with archival inks on Somerset Velvet paper and sleeved in Mingei paper folios printed with excerpts from The Tragic History of Hamlet. Pigmented flax and abaca two-sided chemises, watermarked abaca sheets of 'Ophelia' and 'HAMLET', and individually pulp painted, and stenciled cotton and abaca sheets used for the title page, were created at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City in 2007. A honeysuckle motif from the Second Quarto frontispiece inspired a skull and flower drawing used for the cover image and as the header on each of the folio text blocs."--Colophon
  • "John Balkwill of The Lumino Press, Santa Barbara, printed all the text letterpress, editioned by hand on a Vandercook UNI cylinder press, using Centaur typeface. He built the clamshell box with a red leather spine stamped in gold. The cover of the clamshell box uses Cave Paper from Minneapolis, onto which the skull motif is debossed. The entire play is also included as though it were an actor's script. This letterpress text is handsewn with an amate paper cover."--Colophon
  • "Source for the text is the [sic] The Globe Edition of the Works of William Shakespeare electronically available through the University of Virginia Library."--Colophon
  • The play includes an index of the folio prints
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prints -- Play
Dimensions
33 x 42 cm
Extent
1 portfolio
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: no.7/70. 2 publication announcements (n.d.) laid in. Purchase, Mary Heebner, 2008.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229420452
  • ucoclc229420452
Label
The tragic history of Hamlet : an artist's interpretation of the classic text by William Shakespeare, Mary Heebner
Publication
Note
  • An edition of 20 copies
  • "A suite of twenty direct-pigment prints made from the Hamlet series of collage paintings, printed with archival inks on Somerset Velvet paper and sleeved in Mingei paper folios printed with excerpts from The Tragic History of Hamlet. Pigmented flax and abaca two-sided chemises, watermarked abaca sheets of 'Ophelia' and 'HAMLET', and individually pulp painted, and stenciled cotton and abaca sheets used for the title page, were created at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City in 2007. A honeysuckle motif from the Second Quarto frontispiece inspired a skull and flower drawing used for the cover image and as the header on each of the folio text blocs."--Colophon
  • "John Balkwill of The Lumino Press, Santa Barbara, printed all the text letterpress, editioned by hand on a Vandercook UNI cylinder press, using Centaur typeface. He built the clamshell box with a red leather spine stamped in gold. The cover of the clamshell box uses Cave Paper from Minneapolis, onto which the skull motif is debossed. The entire play is also included as though it were an actor's script. This letterpress text is handsewn with an amate paper cover."--Colophon
  • "Source for the text is the [sic] The Globe Edition of the Works of William Shakespeare electronically available through the University of Virginia Library."--Colophon
  • The play includes an index of the folio prints
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prints -- Play
Dimensions
33 x 42 cm
Extent
1 portfolio
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: no.7/70. 2 publication announcements (n.d.) laid in. Purchase, Mary Heebner, 2008.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229420452
  • ucoclc229420452

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