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Hamlet (Signet Books)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:Hamlet (Signet Books)
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:New American Library, Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 272 pages
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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
    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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    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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    King Lear by William Shakespeare (kara.shamy)
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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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  AprilAnn0814 | Apr 15, 2014 |
A classic ( )
  JK135 | Feb 24, 2014 |
Generally a required read for most students, which is why its on my list (Shakespeare and Film class). I had not before this time read it all the way through to the end. I knew major plot points and characters but had not read the full play. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I should just start assuming I will enjoy it; I usually end up enjoying his plays after I think that I won't. I enjoy his language, and I have so much fun re-reading lines and trying to decipher his meaning. I am aware that most people find it too tedious but if you want to try it, I will cheer you on! ( )
  SparklePonies | Feb 8, 2014 |
A classic Shakespeare tragedy. A great example of the use of revenge and trickery. ( )
  megsrene | Feb 3, 2014 |
Critics have varied in their enthusiasm for this play over the centuries. In many ways Hamlet is a typical "modern" - a relativist, caught in perpetual indecision, uncertain of his place in the world, frozen by his anxieties. It also contains some of the best-known lines and soliloquies in all of Shakespeare. It can be, and has been, read and performed from a religious perspective, an existential perspective, a Freudian perspective, or a feminist perspective. ( )
  Ron_Peters | Jan 30, 2014 |
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Adams, Joseph QuincyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Act 1, Scene 1
Enter Barnardo and Francisco, two sentinels.

Barnardo
Who's there?
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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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