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The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

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"No Fear Shakespeare" gives you the complete text of "Hamlet" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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7 ratings

Received the wrong version of the book

I specifically made sure I was ordering the blue, Folger Shakespeare Library edition of Hamlet, and that was the product's picture. What I got was the Signet Classic Shakespeare which has a white cover. There was no implication that I would be getting this version and as already mentioned, the picture showed the Folger edition. I'm extremely disappointed as the Signet Classic has different page numbers so it's more difficult to stay with my class. It also does not have the definitions on the other page which comes in the blue book.

I didn’t get this book

I didn’t;t get his book but instead I got two this book“Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil”

it's settled.

oh yeah. what the world needs is my opinion on "hamlet," by william shakespeare. seems that the jury is still out on whether this is a good book or not. well, here it is: my seal of approval. great stuff mr shakespeare. i hope that i helped your writing career with this review. you go, guy.

Very good transaction

Item was delivered during the promised delivery period, no problems at all. Highly recommended.

Brilliant Performance.....

This review refers to the Caedmon Audio/Full Cast Recording edition(HarperCollins) of "Hamlet".... The first thing I need to clarify is exactly which audio edition this is. If you are on the product page with a light purple box pictured, this is the 1963, full cast recording, complete play in 5 acts, starring Paul Scofield as "Hamlet.It is not, as the audio file editorial states the one with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. And if the Scofield performance is what you'd like to hear, you are in for a real treat.(You can enlarge the product picture to see a better view of the box) The entire cast including Diana Wynyard as Gertrude,Roland Culver as Claudius, Donald Houston as Laertes and Zena Walker as Ophelia turn in powerful performances and will captivate your imagination no matter how many versions of this brilliant play you have heard, or seen. Paul Scofield("A Man For All Seasons") is masterful as the complex Hamlet, wanting revenge for his father's death, yet torn by his own conscience. There are so many different versions of Shakespeare's "Hamlet", and on this taped set you will find a performance worthy of his genius.It is one you will want to listen to many times and well worth the price. After listening to it at home, I now bring it with me in my car to keep me company in traffic and on long trips. This three tape set(6 sides) has the entire play, Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern included,in five acts. The entire play runs about 3 1/2 hours, each side of the tapes running between 30 to 45 minutes. The scenes are nicely seperated by music and the sound quality remastered(1995) in Dolby B is excellent.Although the tapes are not enclosed in their own cassette cases, there are individual cardboard holders inside the box for each. A brilliant performance that you will remember, and one we are fortunate to have on these fabulous recordings. more great audio book experiences: Great Expectations (The Classic Collection) The London Tapes (City Tapes) Carrie The Shipping News A Christmas Carol Les Miserables (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre) Enjoy...Laurie

A great edition to help you gather more riches from Hamlet

This edition of Hamlet will allow you to read the text more closely and with more understanding than any other I have seen. With all the added notes and helps you will not only understand the language of Shakespeare more clearly, you will also be able to come to your own informed opinions on this great work.The richness of great works is their layering and their openness to multiple interpretations. And yet, misreading and misunderstanding the language is more often the source of missing the point of the passage rather than adding to a richer understanding. There are certainly creative misreadings, but those are made from deep understanding rather than superficial mistaken interpretation.This edition has extensive notes with the text and when a topic requires longer treatment the notation LN is used for Longer Note. You turn to the back and find the Longer Note by Act - Scene - Line Number and get a great deal of useful discussion about that aspect of the play.There is also a 159 page introduction with context setting essays on the issues around the date of the play, its publication, the various texts and the debates over the merits and deficiencies of the First and Second Quarto and the First Folio, plus editorial problems, and a critical introduction.All in all, this great play deserves to be read closely and returns riches for all the effort you can afford to put into reading it. This edition is very fine and assists you in mining treasures from this magnificent work.

it's about prejudice and jelousy

otthelo was the lord of jelousy towords his lovely wise desdemona. It's quit interesting at the beginning and ended with a very sad situation.

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