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Hamlet (Signet Classic Shakespeare)

Hamlet (Signet Classic Shakespeare)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780451526922
ISBN 10: 451526929
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $4.95

In this quintessential Shakespearean 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.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare:

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the genereal editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University
  • Special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
  • A note on the three early texts of Hamlet
  • Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, Robert Ornstein, Carolyn Heilbrun, and Catherine Belsey
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Hamlet, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings