William Shakespeare's Hamlet: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

1st Edition

Sean McEvoy

Routledge
Published March 23, 2006
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415314336 - CAT# RU42200
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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Summary

William Shakespeare's Hamlet (c.1600-1601) has achieved iconic status as one of the most exciting and enigmatic of plays. It has been in almost constant production in Britain and throughout the world since it was first performed, fascinating generations of audiences and critics alike.

Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Shakespeare's remarkable play offers:

  • extensive introductory comment on the contexts, critical history and performance of the text, from publication to the present
  • annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself
  • cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • suggestions for further reading.

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