The theme of this year's volume is addressed by 25 contributions. They consider such aspects as Hamlet's ghost on the screen, the players' scenes, the graveyard scene, the Gaumont-Hepworth production of 1913, Olivier's 1948 expressionist version, the Russian Hamlet, five versions of the mousetrap, Richard Chamber's performance, Zeffirelli's melodrama at Elsinore, and Kenneth Branagh's interpolations and transcoding. Six additional articles range across such topics as cookery in the plays, issues of kingship and governance in Richard II, verbal energy in Much Ado About Nothing, and Helena's tricks as transgression and negotiation in All's Well That Ends Well. Finally, publications in the field and a 1997 conference are reviewed. Double spaced. No illustrations or index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.