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.
'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
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:“A feast of literary and historical information.” -The Wall Street Journal
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