The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkBook - 2004
• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages_facing the text of the play
• Scene-by-scene plot summaries
• A key to famous lines and phrases
• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
• An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing_a modern perspective on the play
• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare_Library's vast holdings of rare books
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Essay by Michael Neill
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From Library Staff
Hamlet's uncle poisoned Hamlet's father so he could claim the throne and marry Hamlet's mother- that would be enough to drive anyone crazy. Not to mention a clinging girlfriend and a persistant ghost. A timeless story written in beautiful, bold descriptive King James English.
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