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ISBN-10: 0451526929

ISBN-13: 9780451526922

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Sylvan Barnet, Sylvan Barnet

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This Signet Classic edition of Hamletfeatures an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theatre, and a special introduction by the general editor, Sylvan Barnet. It includes dramatic criticism from the past and present with commentaries by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, Robert Ornstein, Carolyn Heilbrun, and Catherine Belsey. There is a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Hamlet, then and now, and a note on three early texts of the play. It also contains the sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet. Text, notes and commentaries are printed in the clearest, most readable type, and there is an…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 4.69" wide x 6.89" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.572
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,…    

Editors' Preface
Shakespeare's Hamlet
Reading Shakespeare's Language: Hamlet
Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's Theater
The Publication of Shakespeare's Plays
An Introduction to This Text
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Text of the Play with Commentary
Textual Notes
Hamlet: A Modern Perspective
Further Reading
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases