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'?what is this quintessence of dust?In Shakespeare's most famous play, a young prince, alienated and betrayed, struggles to make a decision; in a court where every friend is a spy, and every loving act somehow leads to murder, the sanest person is he who pretends to be mad. A brilliantly controlled plot, complex and convincing characters, and, above all, wonderful poetry have won Hamlet a deserved place as Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed play. Any young person who has been deceived or disappointed by an adult has been the young prince; anyone who has ever felt alone in the modern world has wandered the castle at Elsinore. Thus Hamlet, who asks, ?Why am I here? is a hero for our times, as well as his own. To make Hamlet more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. In doing this, it is our intention that the reader may more fully enjoy the beauty of the verse, the wisdom of the insights, and the impact of the play.

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Genre: Fathers
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
Release: 2005-12
File: 134 Pages
ISBN-13: 1580495915

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Published in the year 1964, On Hamlet is a valuable contribution to the field of Performance.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Salvador De Madariaga
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1964
File: 145 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780714620688

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Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
Release: 1899
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015081461538

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Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
Release: 1882
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015063956240

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A scholarly examination of the plot and dramatic technique of Shakespeare's most controversial play

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: J. Dover Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1959
File: 357 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521091098

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Retells in rhymed couplets Shakespeare's tragedy about the Danish prince's efforts to avenge his father's death, with illustrations by second graders.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Lois Burdett
Publisher: Firefly Books
Release: 2000
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 1552095304

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1601. It is Shakespeare's longest play with 30,557 words. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother.Hamlet is considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others". It was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879.

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Author: William Shakespeare
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Release: 2020-08-19
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798676240332

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Hamlet's challenge: "You would pluck out the heart of my mystery - " Yes, we would. If we could. We can but try; and the best way to begin, this book suggests, is to share what distinguished actors, scholars, and critics have gleaned; and thus enriched by their experience forage in the text and come to know the play personally, intimately. Again and again Mr. Rosenberg will insist that only the individual reader or actor can determine Shakespeare's design of Hamlet's character - and of the play. More, the reader, to interpret Hamlet's words and actions at the many crises, needs to double in the role of actor, imagining the character from the inside as well as observing it from the outside. So every reader is deputed by the author to be an actor-reader, invited to participate within Hamlet's mystery. The critical moments are examined, the options and ambiguities discussed, and the decisions left to individual judgment and intuition. The mysteries of other major characters are similarly approached. What terrible sin haunts Gertrude, that she never confesses? What agonies hide behind Claudius' smile? Does Ophelia truly love Hamlet? Does she choose madness? What are Polonius' masked motives, as in using his daughter for bait for Hamlet? With how much effort must Laertes repress the conscience that finally torments him? Only the actor-reader can know. And the mystery of the play itself: by what magic did Shakespeare interweave poetic language, character, and stage action to create a drama that for centuries has absorbed the attention and admiration of readers and theatre audiences on every continent in the world? The reader-actor will find out. To prepare the actor-reader for insights, Mr. Rosenberg draws on major interpretations of the play worldwide, in theatre and in criticism, wherever possible from the first known performances to the present day. He discusses evidences of Hamlet's experience in Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South America, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yugoslavia. Theatres from a number of these countries provided the author with videotapes of their Hamlet performances; his study of these, and of films and recordings, and of a number of modern stagings in America and abroad, deepened his sense of the play, as did interviews with actors and directors, and insights sent to him by colleagues and friends from throughout the world. Mr. Rosenberg followed one Hamlet production through rehearsals to performance, for personal experience of the staging of the play he discusses, as he did in his earlier books, The Masks of Othello, The Masks of King Lear, and The Masks of Macbeth . And as with the latter two studies, he came upon further illuminations of Shakespeare's art by exposing Hamlet to "naive" spectators who had never read or seen the play.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release: 1992
File: 971 Pages
ISBN-13: 0874134803

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: H. S. Toshack
Publisher: WordSmith
Release: 2003
File: 223 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780958005838

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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Includes critical essays on the play and a brief biography of the author.

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Genre: Drama
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2009-01-01
File: 114 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438114552

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