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    William Shakespeare(Author) Ann Thompson(Editor) Neil Taylor(Editor)

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This volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and the Folio Text of 1623, modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. As a companion to the Second Quarto volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both plays are edited and annotated and the introduction contains the fullest available stage history of the First Quarto text.

"Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness" - Stanley Wells, The Observer"This is a delight" - Ian Brinton, The Use of English (The English Association Journal for Teachers of English) Vol 57, no.3, Summer 2006"An extraordinary achievement and milestone in the recent history of version-based editing at its best"- Eric Rasmussen, Shakespeare Survey"Hamlets latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness" - Stanley Wells, The Observer"Hamletas latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness" - Stanley Wells, The Observer"Hamlet 's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness" - Stanley Wells, The Observer"The new Arden Hamlet is a pathbreaking edition, one that promises to change irrevocably our understanding of Shakespeare 's greatest play" Professor James Shapiro, author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare""The Arden3 Hamlet is fascinating, and every Shakespeare scholar will want to possess it. The editors' approach is attuned to the relativism, pluralism, and skepticism of our time, and it is defended with remarkable thoroughness and intelligence....Thompson and Taylor's introductory material is in line with their treatment of the text...they are concerned to introduce the reader to the multitude of diverse critical approaches and to the variety within the developing theatrical tradition. They do this very well, and their discussion of Hamlet on stage and screen and of its offshoots in drama and fiction fills a notable gap...The full and consistently interesting commentary is also enlivened by snippets of information about performances...Thompson and Taylor have made an innovative and stimulating contribution to the Arden3 series."--"Shakespeare Quarterly """ "Hamlet...has been given a rebirth of sorts by editors Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor...puts the final pieces of the "puzzle of Hamlet" into place by publishing...updated versions of both the First Quarto and First Folio editions of the play. This wonderful ternion gives the serious students of Hamlet everything they need to delve deeply into the Dane. The textual annotations are extensive and worth the price of the book alone. None of the material is duplicated from the Hamlet: Arden Third Series, so this is all new commentary from two of the brightest minds in the world of Shakespeare... Delivers the quality you've come to expect from Arden."--PlayShakespeare.com

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  • By Mark Twain on 13 October 2015

    An essential part of the Open University's 2nd year "A230 Reading and Studying Literature" course, from the Renaissance section. A tragic tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and deceit. This Oxford version contains a huge amount of information, clarifying and analysing this classic play. 11/10.

  • By Mr. Alex Taylor on 15 June 2015

    The Arden editions of Shakespeare are definitely my favourites - they're beautifully produced and the introductions and notes are invaluable. Sometimes there is not a great deal of text on a page which can make them a little unwieldy if rehearsing with them, but I still find the Arden preferable to any other edition. This is also a companion volume to the First Quarto and First Folio edition which I believe is now out of print. I have both volumes and together they give you a definitive view of Shakespeare's play, in all its incarnations.

  • By Reviewz on 16 March 2017

    This is a very enjoyable and powerful book in which you are lost in the world that Shakespeare has carefully crafted, you will enjoy every second of it. Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination , with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths. This is a book that you will never forget!

  • By Christine O'Dell on 24 August 2017

    Arrived really swiftly which was just as well since my students had exam within a few days. Totally recommend this version of Durband's translation of Shakespearean English into easy accessible English.

  • By Skittles on 29 June 2016

    Seriously if you are studying Hamlet for A-Levels this book helps you understand Shakespeare a lot. A play like Hamlet can be a daunting read but the Arden shakespeares useful definitions and analytical gobbets make it perfect for studying at a higher level. It removes the barrier from a 21st century student and Shakespeares highly sophisticated wonderful superflous language. Love love love. Can get a bit tricky to follow the definitons however.

  • By Guest on 22 May 2017

    It's obviously a fantastic read with all the necessary requirements. But it's also a hefty book, and the pages are quite flimsy and tend to fall out of the book while trying to read it... I've not exactly been rough with it but if you get about halfway in it begins to fall apart and I've had to try and impress the pages back in.

  • By MrGyges on 8 July 2016

    To be or not .... erm, (?) ... Prompt ! This is the big one dudes. Plays should be seen and heard, preferably being performed on a stage. Every man and every woman will play Hamlet at some point in their lives, however brief the life. Great play, still puzzles the will.


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