Cover of: The Tragedy of Hamlet | William Shakespeare

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  • Editor
    Sylvan Barnet

The Tragedy of Hamlet

Prince of Denmark

Second Revised Edition (5)

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Published by Signet Classic in New York, 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

The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s incomparable tragic play.

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”

There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This haunting tragedy of a troubled Danish prince devoted to avenging his father’s death has captivated audiences for centuries.

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
• Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet
• Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more…

First Sentence

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Edition Notes

Series
The Signet Classic Shakespeare
Copyright Date
1998

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
xcii, 271p.
Number of pages
368

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7577274M
Internet Archive
hamletsignetclas00will
ISBN 10
0451526929
ISBN 13
9780451526922
Alibris ID
9780451526922
Google
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0451526929
Amazon.com
0451526929
Library Thing
2199
Goodreads
329519
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