Hamlet

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Perhaps the single most influential work of English drama, William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ is a timeless tragedy of the conflicted loyalties, madness, betrayal and terrible revenge. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare’s life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Hamlet, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay by Paul Prescott discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.

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‘The Mona Lisa of literature’ T. S. Eliot

In Shakespeare’s verbally dazzling and eternally enigmatic exploration of conscience, madness and the nature of humanity, a young prince meets his father’s ghost in the middle of the night, who accuses his own brother – now married to his widow – of murdering him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost’s accusation, feigning wild insanity while plotting revenge. But his actions soon begin to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by T. J. B. Spencer
Introduction by Alan Sinfield

Additional information

Weight 0.292 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

822.33 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K