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Hamlet

Author: Burton Raffel
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: The Annotated Shakespeare
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 first fully annotated version of Hamlet 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Named Person: Hamlet, (Legendary character); Hamlet, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Raffel
ISBN: 9780300138238 0300138237
OCLC Number: 1024018325
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
About This Book --
Introduction --
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark --
An Essay by Harold Bloom --
Further Reading --
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Series Title: The Annotated Shakespeare
Responsibility: William Shakespeare; Burton Raffel.
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Abstract:

One of the most frequently read and performed of all stage works, Shakespeare's Hamlet is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. Now the first fully annotated version of Hamlet 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 linguistic principles.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."

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