Hamlet

Hamlet

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By (author) William Shakespeare, Revised by Alan Sinfield, Introduction by Alan Sinfield, Edited by Kiernan Ryan, Edited by T. J. B. Spencer, Series edited by Stanley W. Wells, Series edited by T. J. B. Spencer, Contributions by Paul Prescott

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 24mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141013079
  • ISBN 13: 9780141013077
  • Sales rank: 60,303

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A young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge. But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike.

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), a collection of sonnets and a variety of other poems. Stanley Wells is the General Editor of the Penguin Shakespeare. He is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Kiernan Ryan is Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fellow of New Hall, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Shakespeare (3rd edn, 2002) and the editor of King Lear: Contemporary Critical Essays (1992) and Shakespeare: The Last Plays (1999).