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Hamlet : Folger Shakespeare Library - William Shakespeare


Folger Shakespeare Library

Paperback Published: 24th June 2003
ISBN: 9780743477123
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old

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- 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.

List of illustrationsp. xi
General editors' prefacep. xiv
Prefacep. xix
Introductionp. 1
The challenges of Hamletp. 1
The challenge of acting Hamletp. 2
The challenge of editing Hamletp. 8
The challenge to the greatness of Hamlet: Hamlet versus Learp. 13
Hamlet in our timep. 17
The soliloquies and the modernity of Hamletp. 18
Hamlet and Freudp. 26
Reading against the Hamlet traditionp. 32
Hamlet in Shakespeare's timep. 36
Hamlet at the turn of the centuryp. 36
The challenge of dating Hamletp. 43
Was there an earlier Hamlet play?p. 44
Are there any early references to Shakespeare's play?p. 47
Can me date Hamlet in relation to other contemporary plays?p. 49
Hamlet's first performancesp. 53
The story of Hamletp. 59
Murder most foulp. 59
An antic dispositionp. 64
'Sentences', speeches and thoughtsp. 70
The composition of Hamletp. 74
The quartos and the Foliop. 74
The quartosp. 74
The First Foliop. 78
The relationship of Q2 to Q1p. 80
The relationship of F to Q2p. 82
What, then, of Q1?p. 85
Editorial practicep. 87
Why a three-text edition?p. 91
Hamlet on stage and screenp. 95
Hamlet and his pointsp. 95
Enter the directorp. 109
Hamlet and politicsp. 115
Novel Hamletsp. 122
Hamlet meets Fielding, Goethe, Dickens and othersp. 122
Hamlet and women novelistsp. 126
Prequels and sequelsp. 131
The continuing mystery of Hamletp. 132
The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark The Second Quarto (1604-5)p. 139
Folio-only passagesp. 465
The nature of the textsp. 474
The early printed textsp. 474
The early quartosp. 474
The First Foliop. 482
The quartos and folios after 1623p. 485
Modern editors at workp. 486
The written textp. 487
The performed textp. 493
The printed textp. 494
The multiple textp. 496
A common position?p. 500
Our procedure as editors of Hamletp. 506
Determining transmissionp. 506
Editorial principlesp. 509
Lineation and punctuationp. 518
Textual tablesp. 523
Editorial conventions and sample passagesp. 533
Conventionsp. 533
Proper namesp. 533
Act and scene numbersp. 533
Commentaryp. 533
Textual notesp. 534
Sample passagesp. 536
The act division at 3.4/4.1p. 543
The editorial traditionp. 543
The theatrical traditionp. 548
Our decisions for the new Arden Hamletp. 551
Castingp. 553
Musicp. 566
Abbreviations and referencesp. 569
Abbreviations used in notesp. 569
Works by and partly by Shakespearep. 569
Editions of Shakespeare collatedp. 571
Other works citedp. 576
Indexp. 599
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ISBN: 9780743477123
ISBN-10: 074347712X
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 24th June 2003
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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