The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark Cover

The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

By William Shakespeare; Sylvan Barnet (Editor)

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451526922, 271pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 1998

Description
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's incomparable tragic play.
"To be, or not to be: that is the question"
There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This haunting tragedy of a troubled Danish prince devoted to avenging his father's death has captivated audiences for centuries.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
A special introduction to the play by the editor, Sylvan Barnet
Sources from which Shakespeare derived Hamlet
Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A. C. Bradley, Maynard Mack, and others
A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
And more...


About the Author
William Shakespeare(1564 1616)was apoet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the mostinfluential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includescomedic, tragic, and historical plays;poems; and 154 sonnets.His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."