Hamlet in Media

Hamlet in Media


a 2-3 pages essay

Painters and printmakers have tried to capture scenes from Hamlet on
canvas and paper for the last two centuries. Examine three or more paintings
or prints that are based on the play, and decide how successfully the artists
portray the events, ideas, and characterization contained within the scenes.
Students who choose to answer this question should consider composition,
color, contrast, symbolism, and other techniques that the artists use in their
depictions. If a print is in black and white, what is the effect of this rendering?
Remember to include the images you are discussing in your answers. Some
background in fine arts will be helpful to you in answering this question.

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Hamlet in Media
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