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Hamlet

Paperback The RSC Shakespeare

By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Jonathan Bate, Edited by Eric Rasmussen

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 16mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230217877
  • ISBN 13: 9780230217874
  • Sales rank: 76,639

Product description

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated play. This book includes: * An introduction to Hamlet by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play - with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging Hamlet The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of Hamlet in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors - Michael Boyd, Ron Daniels and John Caird - so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.

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Author information

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as "the best modern book on Shakespeare." In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

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'Jonathan Bate is a passionate advocate of Shakespeare and his introductions are full of striking and convincing observations ... footnotes at the bottom of each page gloss unfamiliar items of vocabulary, paraphrase tricky meanings and uncover bawdy puns. There is a universe to be found in these annotations: the Renaissance world of power and fate, sex and death, language and philosophy.' - Times Educational Supplement

Table of contents

Introduction to the Play Introduction to the Text Key Facts The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Textual Notes Second Quarto passages that do not appear in the Folio Scene-by-scene Analysis Hamlet in Performance: the RSC and Beyond Four Centuries of Hamlet: An Overview At the RSC The Director's Cut: interviews with Michael Boyd, John Caird, Ron Daniels Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology Further Reading and Viewing Acknowledgements and Picture Credits