Hamlet

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Harper Press, 2011 - Drama - 208 pages

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'Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.'

Considered one of Shakespeare's most rich and enduring plays, the depiction of its hero Hamlet as he vows to avenge the murder of his father by his brother Claudius is both powerful and complex. As Hamlet tries to find out the truth of the situation, his troubled relationship with his mother comes to the fore, as do the paradoxes in his personality. A play of carefully crafted conflict and tragedy, Shakespeare's intricate dialogue continues to fascinate audiences to this day.

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Hamlet shouldn't need a synopsis, as most Western readers have been exposed to the story in some form or other. Although, honestly, people might be more familiar with some of its most memorable quotes ... Read full review

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I bought this for my daughters AP Lit class. The Norton edition was the one recommended by her teacher. She liked having Kenneth Branagh on the cover too. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jeff Dolven (Editor), PhD, is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University.

David Scott Kastan (Series Editor; Introduction), PhD, University of Chicago; George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale University. He lives in New Haven, CT, and is considered one of the world's leading Shakespeare scholars.

Kevin Stanton (Illustrator), Brooklyn, NY: BFA in Communications Design, Illustration, Pratt Institute; selected to participate in Pratt Show 2010, an annual juried exhibition of exceptional design, as well as in a forthcoming iam8bit art show.