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Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623 (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3

Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623 (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3

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This volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and the Folio Text of 1623, modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. As a companion to the Second Quarto volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both plays are edited and annotated and the introduction contains the fullest available stage history of the First Quarto text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904271802
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Series: Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 413,941
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ann Thompson is Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of the School of Humanities at King's College London. She has edited The Taming of the Shrew, and her other publications include Shakespeare's Chaucer, Shakespeare, Meaning and Metaphor (with John O. Thompson), and Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 (with Sasha Roberts). She has also published widely on editing Shakespeare and Shakespeare's language. She is one of the General Editors of the Arden Shakespeare.

Neil Taylor is Dean of Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Roehampton University. He has edited Henry IV, Part 2 and (with Brian Loughrey) Thomas Middleton: Five Plays. He has also published widely on editing Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, and other aspects of Renaissance and modern drama.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

List of illustrations General editors preface Introduction: - The relationship of this volume to the Arden Hamlet - Policy on commentary notes, textual notes and references - Retention of F readings - Retention of Q1 readings - Policy on Q1 metre and lineation - Policy on punctuation - Summary of our position on the three texts - Stage history of the First Quarto - Checklist of Q1 productions THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK The First Quarto (1603) THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK The First Folio (1623) Abbreviations and references Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!! like all books that have no cover art (somewhat proving that the aurhor or, in this case the person who made this available had not the time or intrest to make a cover), the bok is SPAM. A few pages aftwr the book starts, all i see is: And he spoke unto her ^^`@ the ";? eight law *++ Makes NO SENSE whatsoever. DO NOT PURCHASE. WASTE OF TIME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many errors in this book that it was just impossible to read and be able to fully understand the text. Would not reccomend this version.
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Poorly scanned and impossible to read
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I don't know if its my Nook Tablet or something but nothing shows up! Just a bunch of blank pages!
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Confusing script
Guest More than 1 year ago
To say that there is much ado about nothing would be to miss one of Shakespeare's finest hours. Hamlet is by far the best piece of work I have read by Shakespeare and that is because it contains all the elements of a spellbinding, mysterious, edge of your seat tale. If you were looking for a work that contained lust, sex, greed, politics, murder and espionage all in one convenient package, this is it. Hamlet comes across as a man who is insane, or is he really just stressed by the weight of his position. I say you open this book and answer that question yourself, a fascinating tale that transends the barriers of time and place and smacks of modern life.
boltgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hamlet is the most annoying lead in Shakespeare. And the play is the most apt metaphor for the last couple of months of my high school career. Anenergy, baby! It took me forEVER to finish the term paper on the play; Brother Phil graciously gave me a C+ despite me turning it in, oh, probably a month past the due date. And that dinged my GPA just enough for someone else to win the Senior English prize. Ah well. At least it was one of my friends.
bookwoman247 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is probably the most famous play in the world. It is so well-known that I don't think I need to outline the plot.I can see why this play, and Shakespeare, have wowed audiences and readers through the ages.I find my reactions to the bard's work quite interesting. I don't know if I've gained in literary maturity, or if his writing is so uneven. In either case, while I've certainly enjoyed his works in the past, it isn't until I read Richard III recently that I understood why Shakespeare has been considered so great, so far above any other playwright since his time. I've certianly enjoyed his work, previously, but I had thought him slightly over-rated. Now I know that I was so wrong!In any case, I'm now a confirmed fan of The Bard, and look forward to reading more of his work!
TZYuhas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
William Shakespeare's HAMLET is argueably the best play/ book every written. It follows a story of the young prince Hamlet and his quest to avenge his father. As one travels through the play they also enter a complex world of introspection, doubt, struggle, and beauty. Even read for the 20th time there are new things to glean from the greatest work ever written. This book will captivate and mezmerize.
HvyMetalMG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic. I did enjoy reading this and I still have all my original underlines and footnotes on the page. The perfect definition of tragedy!
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Wow! Nice little bio but how can you hate that many things?
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You should be ashamed! William Shakespeare was one of the most brilliant people who ever lived! I was trying to find out if this is a scanned book with typos and i find 238 "reviews" that are roleplayers!?! What are you playing at!?!?
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