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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet (edition 2011)

by William Shakespeare

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Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Puffin (2011), Paperback, 160 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:drama, tragedy, british

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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"
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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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    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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    King Lear by William Shakespeare (kara.shamy)
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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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    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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O que distingue Hamlet de outras revenge tragedies (e talvez de todas as peças escritas antes dele) é a ação protelada até que Hamlet tenha mais conhecimento do que está fazendo ou prestes a fazer. O texto coloca perguntas cujas respostas as outras peças simplesmente presumem pressupostas. Podemos conhecer ou encontrar fantasmas? É o fantasma o que parece ser? Ou é, na realidade, um demônio enganador? O fantasma tem consciência de sua própria morte, ou é ele próprio um iludido? Passando às coisas mais terrenas: como podemos saber com certeza os fatos sobre um crime que não teve testemunhas? Pode Hamlet conhecer o estado d'alma de Claudius observando-lhe o comportamento? Se assim for, pode ele conhecer os fatos referentes ao que Claudius fez, observando-lhe o estado d'alma? Pode Claudius (ou o público) saber o estado de espírito de Hamlet, observando-lhe o comportamento e ouvindo-lhe o discurso? Podemos saber se nossas ações terarão as consequências que queremos que elas tenham? Podemos descobrir alguma coisa sobre a vida após a morte? ( )
  jgcorrea | Apr 24, 2015 |
Hamlet was the original diva, mmhhmm. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
My favorite Shakespearean play. Though there is one that may end up taking it's place. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 20, 2015 |
Like nearly all plays, it has to be acted. Just reading won't bring out the emotions. I played Rosencrantz (or was it Guildenstern, better toss a coin!!)
I also saw Hamlet at the Exchange Theatre in Manchester. This modern theatre built as a square inside the old Victorian building gave me a tremendous insight. It is theatre in the round. Sitting on the top tier looking almost vertically down I noticed that when Hamlet spoke his soliloquoys he was not actually speaking to anyone in the audience. He was speaking as if to an empty space in front of him and his speech turned inwards to himself. Then I noticed the dialogues. The two actors were not speaking one to the other: each was speaking as if to an empty space between them.
This is the magic power of Theatre altogether. The Empty Space between the actors and the audience. Wonderful. ( )
  bullfinch | Mar 10, 2015 |
Really a Tragedie ( )
  durgaprsd04 | Feb 25, 2015 |
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Act 1, Scene 1
Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two sentinels.

Who's there?
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.
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.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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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.
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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.
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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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