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ISBN-10: 0486428672

ISBN-13: 9780486428673

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare

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This edition of Hamlet represents a radically new text of the best known and most widely discussed of all Shakespearean tragedies. Arguing that the text currently accepted is not, in fact, the most authoritative version of the play, this new edition turns to the First Folio of 1623--Shakespeare's "fair copy"--that has been preserved for us in the Second Quarto. Introducing fresh theatrical momentum, this revision provides, as Shakespeare intended, a better, more practical acting script.
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List price: $1.00
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long
Weight: 0.242
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