Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Published In / Presented At

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Vol.17, No.4)

Abstract

Contemporary artist Julie Newdoll's painted series “Shakespeare: The Mirror up to Science” explores the connection between Shakespeare's Hamlet, suicide, and science. Using the thesis supported by the work of Burton R. Pollin that Hamlet's revenge is fueled by his desire to commit suicide, Newdoll shows how the biological process of apoptosis—that is, programmed cell death—can be used as a metaphor for Hamlet's suicide narrative through her paintings.

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Copyright © 2015 by The Pennsylvania State University. All rights reserved.

Comments

Reprinted with permission from The Pennsylvania State University.

DOI

10.5325/intelitestud.17.4.0540

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