Hamlet (Annotated)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736818203

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet and playwright, regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems. His plays have been translated and performed more than any other playwright.
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Hamlet (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610426118

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 1889

Hamlet, considered Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, was first performed in 1600 or 1601. It was based on a story in the Historica Danica (History of Denmark) published four hundred years earlier. The play begins just after midnight at the castle in Elsinore, Denmark. The young Prince, Hamlet, is standing on the battlements when his father’s ghost appears. The ghost tells him that Hamlet must avenge his death at the hands of his brother Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Claudius has married his widow, Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. The prince assures the ghost that he will avenge his death. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.
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Annotations to William Faulkner's 'The Hamlet'

Author: Catherine D. Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351331833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The annotations in this volume, originally published in 1996, intend to assist the reader of Faulkner’s The Hamlet to understand obscure or difficult words and passages, including literary allusions, dialect, and historical events that Faulkner uses or alludes to. This title will be of great interest to students of literature.
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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114559

Category: Drama

Page: 114

View: 9168

Discusses the characters, plot and writing of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Includes critical essays on the play and a brief biography of the author.
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The Complete Hamlet

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

Author: Donald J. Richardson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468552157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 9275

As an instructor of English 102, First-Year Composition, for more than eighty-six times, I have read and taught Hamlet repeatedly. I have come to know the play extensively and, as a result, when we read the play aloud in class I have to stop the students repeatedly to explain various arcane references that are not explained in any single version of the play. For several years I have threatened to do my own complete version of Hamlet; finally, I have. The result is The Complete Hamlet: An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play. It has taken me years of study and application. My hope is that the play will, thus, be more accessible to the general reader.
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Macbeth - The Annotated Edition Including the A.C Bradley Lectures

Author: N.A

Publisher: Coda Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1908538287


Page: N.A

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This is the essential guide to Macbeth for students and general audiences alike. This unique volume features the whole of the immortal text as it first appeared in 1623 when the first collected works of Shakespeare were first gathered together. Also included is a modern spelling version of the play. The volume is completed by the famous lectures of A. C. Bradley, still recognised as the peak of Shakespeare scholarship, which bring a new depth to our understanding of these towering masterpieces. The Bradley lectures form the base on which all other Shakespeare scholars must seek to build and which have never been equalled.
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William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Author: Ann Thompson,Neil Taylor

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 8837

A new study of the most performed and studied of Shakespeare's tragedies by the editors of the new Arden Shakespeare Hamlet.
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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Annotated Lolita

Revised and Updated

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307788083

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1683

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.
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Author: Tanya Grosz

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825146121

Category: Drama

Page: 48

View: 7834

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439103348

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 1227

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
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From Hinton to Hamlet

Building Bridges Between Young Adult Literature and the Classics

Author: Sarah K. Herz,Donald R. Gallo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 5007

Text presents thematic groupings of titles built around current young adult literature for use in bridging to the classics.
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Elizabethan Theatre History: An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship, 1664-1979

Author: David Stevens

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105175219

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 1393

Formerly published as "English Renaissance Theatre History: A Reference Guide" by G. K. Hall in 1982, this annotated bibliography of scholarship in the field of Elizabethan theatre history has been out of print for almost 30 years. Most academic libraries have a copy in their reference departments, and this classic is now available for the personal libraries of students and scholars in the field. It has never been easier to review the academic literature in such areas as reconstructions of Shakespeare's Globe Playhouse, and other public and private playhouses of Shakespeare's London; the court masques; Inigo Jones; Richard Burbage and other actors of the time; the Lord Mayor's Shows; Puritan opposition to the stage; and other such topics. The terminal date of 1979 reflects the date of original production, but with this tool it is a simple matter for the scholar to update his or her review of the literature. The comprehensive Index is invaluable, and Stevens also provides a preface and introduction.
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Hamlet's Dreams

The Robben Island Shakespeare

Author: David Schalkwyk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441183744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 8844

Hamlet's Dreams brings together the Robben Island Prison of Nelson Mandela and the prison that is Denmark for Shakespeare's Hamlet. David Shalkwyk uses the circulation of the so-called 'Robben Island Shakespeare', a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by a group of Robben Island political prisoner in the 1970s (including Nelson Mandela), to examine the representation and experience of imprisonment in South African prison memoirs and Shakespeare's Hamlet. It looks at the ways in which oppressive spaces or circumstances restrict the ways in which personal identity can be formed or formulated in relation to others. The 'bad dreams' that keep Hamlet from considering himself the 'king of infinite space' are, it argues, the need for other people that becomes especially evident in situations of real or psychological imprisonment.
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Antony and Cleopatra

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Yashdip S. Bains

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134819706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

View: 8039

This volume is a comprehensive overview of scholarship on this play. It includes chapters on criticism, sources and background, textual studies, bibliographies, editions, and translations. Also covered are the stage history and major productions of the play, and films, music, television, and adaptations and synopses.
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Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

Six French Hamlets

Author: Romy Heylen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317652886

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 1111

This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation, takes into account how a translation functions in the receiving culture. The case studies of successive translations of "Hamlet" in France from the eighteenth century neoclassical version of Jean-Francois Ducis to the 20th-century Lacanian, post-structuralist stage production of Daniel Mesguich show the translator at work. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the changing theatrical and literary norms to which translators through the ages have been bound by the expectations both of their audiences and the literary establishment.
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Hamlet: The Undiscovered Country

Author: Steve Roth

Publisher: Open House

ISBN: 0970470207

Category: Hamlet (Legendary character)

Page: 172

View: 2464

This book reads like a cross between a literary detective novel and a personal conversation with a passionate Shakespeare scholar, unpacking the play that Roth calls the seminal text of the humanist religion. It unveils new realities about the playsome of which have have lain hidden since Shakespeares dayuntangles centuries of commentary and criticism, and delivers the punch lines for a whole raft of Shakespeares remarkably involved in-jokes. Roths scholarship tackles old arguments like Hamlets age (hes sixteen), lays out the intricate time structure thats embedded in the play, and unravels several of the plays endless allusions that so puzzle the will. He depicts a dense, ironic, and multivalent web of political and dramatic tension in Elsinore (plus a great deal of humor), and delivers one ahamoment after another for lovers of the Bards greatest tragedy.
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