Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 17/04/2008
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Waterstones Says

One of the most performed and famous plays in the Western literary canon, Shakespeare's masterpiece about the tragic titular prince of Denmark mines the themes of revenge and despair to deliver a startling, ever-fresh portrait of a mind pushed to the brink of madness.

Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays.

Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more 'problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623.

The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a 'theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and actors alike.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199535811
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 23 mm


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a dynamic, exciting, and thought-provoking work - Notes and Queries

it is bound in general to have considerable impact on our thinking about Hamlet (the text and the play) and deserves wide attention - Notes and Queries

level-headed, perspicuous treatment of the textual problems...It may be commended to students...Of the three recent Hamlets, this edition is the one I shall require students to buy. - T. H. Howard-Hill, Review English Studies

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