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Hamlet

Prince of Denmark

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Published by EMC/Paradigm Publications in St. Paul, MN, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this quintessential Shakespeare tragedy, a young prince's halting pursuit of revenge for the murder of his father unfolds in a series of highly charged confrontations that have held audiences spellbound for nearly four centuries. Those fateful exchanges, and the anguished soliloquies that precede and follow them, probe depths of human feeling rarely sounded in any art.
The title role of Hamlet, perhaps the most demanding in all of Western drama, has provided generations of leading actors their greatest challenge. Yet all the roles in this towering drama are superbly delineated, and each of the key scenes offers actors a rare opportunity to create theatrical magic.
As if further evidence of Shakespeare's genius were needed, Hamlet is a unique pleasure to read as well as to see and hear performed. The full text of this extraordinary drama is reprinted here from an authoritative British edition complete with illuminating footnotes.
(back cover)

About the Edition

One bitterly cold night, at a lonely guard station overlooking the ea, the ghost of the dead king of Denmark appears. He is there to tell his son, Prince Hamlet, of "a foul and most unnatural murder" - and to plead for revenge. Thus begins a chain of events no reader iwll ever forget.

An action-packed tale of ghosts, swordplay, and political intrigue...and an emotion-packed story of love, treachery, and madness, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark not only rivets audiences with its sensational events but challenges them to ponder, along with its hero, the ultimate questions of life and death. This complete study edition includes extensive footnotes, information about the life and works of Shakespeare, a historical context for the play, study questions, writing ideas, and projects.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

Series
The EMC Masterpiece Series Access Editions
Genre
Drama.
Copyright Date
1998

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822.3/3
Library of Congress
PR2807 .A1 1998

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvi, 260 p. :
Number of pages
260

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6898407M
Internet Archive
hamletprinceofde00shak_0
ISBN 10
0821916335
ISBN 13
9780821916339
LC Control Number
00702775
OCLC/WorldCat
44814974
Google
RPk5PgAACAAJ
Library Thing
2199
Goodreads
43124877
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