The Complete Hamlet

Author: Donald J. Richardson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468552163

Category: Drama

Page: 236

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As an instructor of English 102, First-Year Composition, for more than seventy-five times, I have read and taught Hamlet repeatedly. I have come to know the play extensively and, as a result, when we read the play aloud in class I have to stop the students repeatedly to explain various arcane references that are not explained in any single version of the play. For several years I have threatened to do my own complete version of Hamlet; finally, I have. The result is The Complete Hamlet: An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play. It has taken me years of study and application. My hope is that the play will, thus, be more accessible to the general reader.

Hamlet (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610426118

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Hamlet, considered Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, was first performed in 1600 or 1601. It was based on a story in the Historica Danica (History of Denmark) published four hundred years earlier. The play begins just after midnight at the castle in Elsinore, Denmark. The young Prince, Hamlet, is standing on the battlements when his father’s ghost appears. The ghost tells him that Hamlet must avenge his death at the hands of his brother Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Claudius has married his widow, Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. The prince assures the ghost that he will avenge his death. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Hamlet (Annotated)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736818203

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness - from overwhelming grief to seething rage - and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems. His plays have been translated and performed more than any other playwright.

Journeys Through Bookland

Author: Charles H. Sylvester

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434478054

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

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A collection of various pieces of poetry and prose.

Hamlet Thrift Study Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112624

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 772

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Annotations to William Faulkner's 'The Hamlet'

Author: Catherine D. Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351331833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The annotations in this volume, originally published in 1996, intends to assist the reader of Faulkner’s The Hamlet to understand obscure or difficult words and passages, including literary illusions, dialect, and historical events that Faulkner uses or alludes to. This title will be of great interest to students of literature.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199535811

Category: Drama

Page: 416

View: 1204

Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused together in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more `problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a `theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and performers alike.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451669410

Category: Drama

Page: 374

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Offers explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as an introduction to Shakespeare's language, life, and theater.

Hamlet

With Contemporary Essays

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586172611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 7304

Arguably Shakespeare's finest and most important play, Hamlet is also one of the most misunderstood masterpieces of world literature. To be or not to be, may be the question, but the answer has eluded many generations of critics. What does it mean to b

Hamlet on the Holodeck

The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

Author: Janet H. Murray

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262533480

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 4178

An updated edition of the classic book on digital storytelling, with a new introduction and expansive chapter commentaries.

Hamlet

Revised Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474273882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 6373

This Arden edition of Hamlet, arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, presents an authoritative, modernized text based on the Second Quarto text with a new introductory essay covering key productions and criticism in the decade since its first publication. A timely up-date in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death which will ensure the Arden edition continues to offer students a comprehensive and current critical account of the play, alongside the most reliable and fully-annotated text available.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare,Constance Jordan

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 269

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From Longman's new Cultural Edition series, Hamlet, edited by Constance Jordan, includes the play and contextual materials from the era of Shakespeare. This edition represents Shakespeare's text as it appears in the most authoritative of early editions, the Folio, published in 1623, and it supplies students with useful footnotes to the interpretation of the text. It also includes brief samples of works by Shakespeare's contemporaries in a section entitled Contexts; which will help students understand the historical setting and cultural ideas that helped shape the meaning of Shakespeare's play. By listening to these voices from the past, students can approach the play with some knowledge of why Hamlet asks the questions he does and of why the character himself, the creation of a distant century, also seems so much a part of our own world. The Longman Cultural Edition series is composed of teaching texts edited by prominent scholars. In addition to the recently published Cultural Editions Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, and Othello, titles in the series for this year include Dickens' Hard Times, Beowulf, and Oscar Wilde'sThe Picture of Dorian Gray.

Hamlet's Dreams

The Robben Island Shakespeare

Author: David Schalkwyk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441183744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Hamlet's Dreams brings together the Robben Island Prison of Nelson Mandela and the prison that is Denmark for Shakespeare's Hamlet. David Shalkwyk uses the circulation of the so-called 'Robben Island Shakespeare', a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by a group of Robben Island political prisoner in the 1970s (including Nelson Mandela), to examine the representation and experience of imprisonment in South African prison memoirs and Shakespeare's Hamlet. It looks at the ways in which oppressive spaces or circumstances restrict the ways in which personal identity can be formed or formulated in relation to others. The 'bad dreams' that keep Hamlet from considering himself the 'king of infinite space' are, it argues, the need for other people that becomes especially evident in situations of real or psychological imprisonment.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780822014164

Category: Study Aids

Page: 100

View: 7554

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William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Author: Ann Thompson,Neil Taylor

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 8233

A new study of the most performed and studied of Shakespeare's tragedies by the editors of the new Arden Shakespeare Hamlet.