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The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark - (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare (Paperback)

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  • The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.Hamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play.
  • About the Author: William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River.
  • 432 Pages
  • Drama, Shakespeare
  • Series Name: Folger Shakespeare Library

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About the Book



This edition includes freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play, with full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, and a key to famous lines and passages that make the Bard come to life for all readers.



Book Synopsis



The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.Hamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a "revenge tragedy," in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father's murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Among them: What is the Ghost--Hamlet's father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder? This edition includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Michael Neill The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.



About the Author



William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and their editing.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King's University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Shakespeare
Series Title: Folger Shakespeare Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: William Shakespeare
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2012
TCIN: 15956923
UPC: 9781451669411
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-8338
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Phoebe - 1 year ago
To start off the parallelism between Hamlet, Laertes, and Young Fortinbras is really eye opening. They all had the same goal and since they all went about it differently they all had different fates. The one sided feud between Hamlet and his uncle was also entertaining, as we know as readers what happened to Hamlet’s father. The drama within all the characters as Hamlet went “mad” was also entertaining. Although there were some parts were if felt like the words were filled with nothing, the entertaining parts dominate the boring.
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