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    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (New Cambridge Shakespeare) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Philip Edwards, Contributions by Robert Hapgood, Series edited by Brian Gibbons, Series edited by A. R. Braunmuller

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    DescriptionPhilip Edwards aims to bring the reader, playgoer and director of Hamlet into the closest possible contact with Shakespeare's most famous and most perplexing play. In his Introduction Edwards considers the possibility that Shakespeare made important alterations to Hamlet as it neared production, creating differences between the two early texts, quarto and folio. Edwards concentrates on essentials, dealing succinctly with the huge volume of commentary and controversy which the play has provoked and offering a way forward which enables us once again to recognise its full tragic energy. For this updated edition, Robert Hapgood has added a section on prevailing critical and performance approaches to the play. He discusses film and stage performances, actors of the Hamlet role as well as directors of the play; his account of scholarship stresses the role of remembering and forgetting in the play, and the impact of feminist and performance studies.


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    Title
    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Philip Edwards, Contributions by Robert Hapgood, Series edited by Brian Gibbons, Series edited by A. R. Braunmuller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521532525
    ISBN 10: 0521532523
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
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    DC22: 822.33
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    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 630
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, DRA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
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    LC classification: PR2807.A2
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    LC classification: PR2807.A2 E4 2003
    BISAC V2.8: DRA000000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBD
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    11 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
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    Review quote
    'The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance.' The Review of English Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction, with new section on recent stage and critical interpretations by Robert Hapgood; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Reading list.