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Hamlet (edition 1963)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:Hamlet
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Signet Classic by New American Library (1963), Edition: Twelvth Printing, Mass Market Paperback
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (Voracious_Reader, kxlly)
    Voracious_Reader: Existentialist, tragicomedy based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Very different from Shakespeare's Hamlet and yet there's a definite, deep connection between the two.
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    Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Pattty)
    Pattty: Si te gustó Hamlet seguro te gustará Macbeth, que es una historia buena y mucho más "macabra"
  3. 20
    The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare (Waldstein)
    Waldstein: The modern text of Hamlet and the First Quarto make an interesting and thought-provoking comparison. Little is known about the foundations of Q1, but it opens the door of endless speculation about Elizabethan authorship, publishing, piracy and what not.… (more)
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    Let Me Tell You by Paul Griffiths (alanteder)
    alanteder: A novel from Ophelia's point of view constructed using only the 481 words used by Ophelia in the play (from all Quartos and First Folio editions). The technique is called Oulipo, creating a literature work using constricted, limited resources.
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    Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Sergio88)
    Sergio88: Perhaps the spanish play most similar to Hamlet.
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    King Lear by William Shakespeare (kara.shamy)
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    Hamlet soundtrack [complete recordings] by Dmitri Shostakovich (Waldstein)
    Waldstein: The music by Shostakovich is ideally experienced in Kozintsev's movie for which it was composed, but it stands well on its own as a symphonic poem and makes a fine soundtrack to the play as well.
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    Ophelia by Lisa Klein (Anonymous user)
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (kara.shamy)
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    Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley (DLSmithies)
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    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (kara.shamy)
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Hamlet is Hamlet, what can I say? ;) ( )
  TerriS | Mar 10, 2017 |
First read this at school over thirty years ago. I liked it then and I like it now, but it was surprising how much I had forgotten.

"Frailty, thy name is women!"
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
"There are more things in heaven and earth..."
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be;"
"This above all: to thine own self be true,"
"Giving more light than heat,..."
"Murder most foul,..."
"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,..."
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."
"To be, or not to be: that is the question:"
"The lady protests too much, methinks."
"When sorrows come, they come not in single spies but in battalions."
"Sweets to the sweet:"

And personal favourite: "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger." ( )
  Lord_Boris | Feb 21, 2017 |
Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom Published 2008.
 
“Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life” (title of a 2002 book by Fintan O’Toole).
 
The 23rd of April is almost upon us (*). Those of you who have been following my diatribes on this blog, know that I've been thinking about doing this for a while. Last year I put my Shakespeare project (“re-read everything from beginning to end”) on hold. I've decided that now is the time to jump-start this project. I want to read everything, starting with the plays I haven't read in a while, or at all, and moving to the ones I'm more familiar with. I'll post individual reviews as I go through. “Hamlet” had to be the first.
 
Why?
 
Read on.
 
The rest of this review is available elsewhere.
 
(*) This review was written before this date. ( )
  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
The Play of Plays: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen Published 2008.
 
“He helps us understand the human condition. But he cannot do this without a good text of the plays. Without editions there would be no Shakespeare. That is why throughout the last three centuries there has been a major new edition of his complete works.”
(Jonathan Bate)
 
I studied Shakespeare at Universidade de Letras de Lisboa and have seen many plays in performance since then. We read twelve plays in sixteen weeks: “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Richard II”, “Richard III”, “The First Part of King Henry IV”, and “Twelfth Night” among others. I did not do as well in that class as I would have liked. In fact, I distinctly remember not studying much for the exam because the girl with whom I was studying asked me if I was interested in going out and, since I was attracted to her, I said yes. After my professor returned my exam to me, she asked me if I would visit her during office hours to discuss my poor academic performance. I told her, "I'm not going to lie. Instead of studying, I went out with a girl in our class." Her reply, "I can hardly fault you for acting upon the sort of thing Shakespeare wrote about. I am willing to give you another chance. If you do better on the final exam, I will not weight this exam as heavily."
 
The rest of this review is available elsewhere. ( )
  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
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  alyssaross | Nov 8, 2016 |
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First read this at school over thirty years ago. I liked it then and I like it now, but it was surprising how much I had forgotten.

"Frailty, thy name is women!"
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
"There are more things in heaven and earth..."
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be;"
"This above all: to thine own self be true,"
"Giving more light than heat,..."
"Murder most foul,..."
"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,..."
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."
"To be, or not to be: that is the question:"
"The lady protests too much, methinks."
"When sorrows come, they come not in single spies but in battalions."
"Sweets to the sweet:"

And personal favourite: "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger."
 

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Act 1, Scene 1
Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two sentinels.

Barnardo
Who's there?
Bernardo. Who’s there?
Francisco. No, answer me: Stand and reveal yourself.
Bernardo. Long live the King.
Francisco. Bernardo?
Bernardo. He.
Francisco. You come most promptly on your hour.
Quotations
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.
And recks not his own rede.
Alas, poor
Yorick!—I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infi nite
jest, of most excellent fancy:
This above all — to thine ownself be true;
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
(Claudius) O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven;
It has the primal eldest curse upon it—
A brother’s murder!—
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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Please do not combine with this work the First Quarto (Q1) from 1603. This really is a different play. The Second Quarto (Q2), First Folio (F1), and modern texts based on them belong here. Please distinguish between this Work, which is Shakespeare's original play, from any of its many adaptations (audio, video, reworking, etc.). Thank you.
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Shakespeare's telling of a man who struggles with the death of his father and the re-marriage of his mother. Hamlet knows his uncle killed his father but must determine how to act. He struggles with anger an depression and kills the father of the woman who loves him. it is a tragedy.

This was just really hard to understand in fourth grade. There were a couple funny parts, but mostly it was just dark and there was a lot of killing. I thought it was dumb that everyone died.
One of the most intriguing characters in theater, Hamlet has been played by more than two dozen actresses over the years. The story begins with the visitation of Hamlet's dead father, telling him that he was murdered by his own brother, who has taken the throne. Only Hamlet hears the story, and he does not share it with his companions. Is it true? Hamlet dithers as to what to do. He brings a play that has a similar plot to the assassination to see King Claudius's reaction. He confronts Queen Gertrude, his mother, and kills Polonius by mistake. The King sends him away to be murdered, but Hamlet foils the attempt. His love, Ophelia, goes mad and commits suicide. He and her brother challenge each other over her. In a fixed bout of fencing, King Claudius gives a poisoned blade to Laertes, the brother, but in the scuffle, the blades are switched. Queen Gertrude drinks the poison cup prepared for Hamlet, Hamlet skewers Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet both die.
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Etre ou ne pas être... 
Un chef-d'oeuvre intemporel?
Telle est la question.
Dithering Hamlet
can't decide to do the deed.
Finally, all die.
(Sasha Newborn)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074347712X, Mass Market Paperback)

Each edition includes:

• 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 an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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Presents the text of William Shakespeare's tragedy in which Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, struggles with the decision whether to avenge his father's murder, and includes text glosses; details on Shakespeare's life, world, and theater; and an essay that offers a modern perspective on the play.… (more)

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