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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.

Title Hamlet / William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 249 pages)
Series The annotated Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. Yale University Press. 2003
Contents About This Book -- Introduction -- The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark -- An Essay by Harold Bloom -- Further Reading -- Finding List
Summary "One of the most frequently read and performed of all stage works, Shakespeare's Hamlet is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. Now the most extensively annotated version of Hamlet to date makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. It has been carefully assembled with students, teachers, and the general reader in mind. Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Hamlet is unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound historical linguistics. In his introduction, Raffel offers important background on the origins and previous versions of the Hamlet story, along with an analysis of the characters Hamlet and Ophelia. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom meditates on the originality of Shakespeare's achievement. The book also includes a careful selection of items for further reading."--Jacket
In this classic play about royal murder, Hamlet is caught in a web of family intrigue
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-247)
Notes Print version record
Subject Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama
Ophelia (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character)
Hamlet (Legendary character)
Ophelia (Fictitious character)
Claudius, King of Denmark (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Polonius (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Horatio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Laertes (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Princes -- Denmark -- Drama
Murder victims' families -- Drama
Regicide -- Drama
Fathers -- Death -- Drama
Revenge -- Drama
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Claudius, King of Denmark (Fictitious character)
Fathers -- Death.
Horatio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
Laertes (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
Murder victims' families.
Polonius (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
Denmark -- Drama
Genre/Form tragedies.
Tragedies (Drama)
Tragedies (Drama)
Form Electronic book
Author Raffel, Burton, writer of introduction
Bloom, Harold, author
ISBN 9780300138238