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Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare William Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare By William Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


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Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare Summary

Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays. Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this fusion makes Hamlet seem a much more 'problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623. The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a 'theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and actors alike. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare Reviews

a dynamic, exciting, and thought-provoking work * Notes and Queries *
it is bound in general to have considerable impact on our thinking about Hamlet (the text and the play) and deserves wide attention * Notes and Queries *
level-headed, perspicuous treatment of the textual problems...It may be commended to students...Of the three recent Hamlets, this edition is the one I shall require students to buy. * T. H. Howard-Hill, Review English Studies *

About William Shakespeare

G. R. Hibbard is dead

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GOR003499194
9780199535811
0199535817
Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2009-11-30
416
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