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ISBN-10: 0321317297

ISBN-13: 9780321317292

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: William Shakespeare, Constance Jordan

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"As part of Longman's series of Cultural Editions, Constance Jordan presents William Shakespeare's Hamlet in several provocative and illuminating contexts - cultural, critical, and literary." "Shakespeare's famous tragedy (its text based on the most authoritative of early editions, the Folio, published in 1623) is helpfully annotated and framed within several exciting contexts: contemporary accounts of a spirit world, purgatory, revenge, and suicide, and reports of readers and critics fascinated with the character and dramatic performance of this most famous of Shakespeare's heroes. Elaborating upon the historical setting and the cultural ideas that helped shape Hamlet, Constance Jordan…    
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List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.20" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

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Prince of Denmark Contexts Spiritual and Mental Life
From Meditations and Vows(1609)
From Of Ghosts and Spirits Walking by Night (1572)
From A Discourse of the Subtle Practices of Devils (1587)
From A Discovery of the Fraudulent Practices of John Darrel(1599)
From A Treatise of Melancholy(1586)
From The Anatomy of Melancholy(1628)
From A Supplication for the Beggars(1528)
From The Chief and Principal Articles of the Christian Faith(1548)
From The Institute of the Christian Religion(1536)
From The Hunting of Purgatory to Death(1561)
From The Whole Armor of God (1616)
From The Ecclesiastical History, Containing Acts and Monuments(1583)
From A Defense and Declaration of the Catholic Church's Doctrine, Touching Purgatory(1577)
From The Art of Dying Well(1622)
The Bible And Holy Scriptures, from Genesis 4, 9-15 and Romans 12, 19 (1560)
The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, from Genesis 4, 9-15 and Romans 12, 19 (1952)
From The King's Right (1619)
From The Theater of God's Judgments (1597)
On Revenge, from Essays (1617)
On The Common Law, from William Lambarde's Eirenarcha: or Of the Offices of the Justices of Peace (1594)
Sir Thomas Smith's The Commonwealth of England (1601, and Michael Dalton's The Country Justice (1618) Suicide
A custom of the Ile of Cea, from The Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne, trans. John Florio (1603)
From Life's Preservative against Self-Killing (1637)
From Biathanatos (1647)
From Historia Danicae, trans. Oliver Elton (1894)
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