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Publisher Comments:

Ann Thompson is Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of the School of Humanities at King's College London. She has edited The Taming of the Shrew, and her other publications include Shakespeare's Chaucer, Shakespeare, Meaning and Metaphor (with John O. Thompson), and Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 (with Sasha Roberts). She has also published widely on editing Shakespeare and Shakespeare's language. She is one of the general editors of the Arden Shakespeare.

Neil Taylor is Dean of Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Roehampton University. He has edited Henry IV, Part 2 and (with Brian Loughrey) Thomas Middleton: Five Plays. He has also published widely on editing Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, and other aspects of Renaissance and modern drama.

This self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text.  In his illustrated introduction to the plays historical, cultural, and performance contexts, Neil Taylor presents a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play.  He addresses the challenges faced in reading, editing, or acting a play with the depth of content and tradition that Hamlet possesses.  He also establishes the historical and cultural context in which the play was written and explains the arguments about the merits and deficiencies of the First and Second Quarto and the First Folio.  Taylor points to the many novelists, both men and women, whose work refers to or bears commonalities with Hamlet, to suggest an ongoing to need to resolve "the continuing mystery of Hamlet" in print and on stage.  An appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text, and other appendices on the editorial process, the traditions regarding the act division at 3.4/4.1, casting, and music are also included.
"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
 
"Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness."Stanley Wells, The Observer (UK)
 
"Quite simply the most comprehensive edition of the play currently available, a status I suspect it will enjoy for many years to come."The British Theatre Guide
 
"Stunning! There is absolutely no doubt about this being the text to buy . . . for those students who will be studying the play at university. This critical edition gives the reader the Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), annotated with intelligence and care, a wealth of historical and cultural references and a survey of different critical approaches to the play."The Use of English

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

General editors preface

Preface

INTRODUCTION

The challenges of Hamlet

    The challenge of acting Hamlet

    The challenge of editing Hamlet

    The challenge to the greatness of Hamlet: Hamlet versus Lear

Hamlet in our time

    The soliloquies and the modernity of Hamlet

    Hamlet and Freud

    Reading against the Hamlet tradition

Hamlet in Shakespeares time

    Hamlet at the turn of the century

    The challenge of dating Hamlet

        Was there an earlier Hamlet play?

        Are there any early references to Shakespeares play?

        Can we date Hamlet in relation to other contemporary plays?

        Hamlets first performances

The story of Hamlet

    Murder most foul

    An antic disposition

    ‘Sentences, speeches and thoughts

The composition of Hamlet

    The quartos and the Folio

        The quartos

        The First Folio

        The relationship of Q2 to Q1

        The relationship of F to Q2

        What, then, of Q1?

        Editorial practice

        Why a three-text edition?

Hamlet on stage and screen

    Hamlet and his points

    Enter the director

    Hamlet and politics

Novel Hamlets

    Hamlet meets Fielding, Goethe, Dickens and others

    Hamlet and women novelists

    Prequels and sequels

The continuing mystery of Hamlet

THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK (The Second Quarto, 1604-5)

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Folio-only passages

Appendix 2: Textual discussion

Appendix 3: Editorial conventions, sample edited passages and a comparison of scenes across the three texts

Appendix 4: The act division at 3.4/4.1

Appendix 5: Casting

Appendix 6: Music

Abbreviations and references

    Abbreviations used in notes

    Works by and partly by Shakespeare

    Editions of Shakespeare collated

    Other works cited

Index

Synopsis:

This self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text.  In his illustrated introduction to the plays historical, cultural, and performance contexts, Neil Taylor presents a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play.  He addresses the challenges faced in reading, editing, or acting a play with the depth of content and tradition that Hamlet possesses.  He also establishes the historical and cultural context in which the play was written and explains the arguments about the merits and deficiencies of the First and Second Quarto and the First Folio.  Taylor points to the many novelists, both men and women, whose work refers to or bears commonalities with Hamlet, to suggest an ongoing to need to resolve "the continuing mystery of Hamlet" in print and on stage.  An appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text, and other appendices on the editorial process, the traditions regarding the act division at 3.4/4.1, casting, and music are also included.
 

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

General editors preface

Preface

INTRODUCTION

The challenges of Hamlet

    The challenge of acting Hamlet

    The challenge of editing Hamlet

    The challenge to the greatness of Hamlet: Hamlet versus Lear

Hamlet in our time

    The soliloquies and the modernity of Hamlet

    Hamlet and Freud

    Reading against the Hamlet tradition

Hamlet in Shakespeares time

    Hamlet at the turn of the century

    The challenge of dating Hamlet

        Was there an earlier Hamlet play?

        Are there any early references to Shakespeares play?

        Can we date Hamlet in relation to other contemporary plays?

        Hamlets first performances

The story of Hamlet

    Murder most foul

    An antic disposition

    ‘Sentences, speeches and thoughts

The composition of Hamlet

    The quartos and the Folio

        The quartos

        The First Folio

        The relationship of Q2 to Q1

        The relationship of F to Q2

        What, then, of Q1?

        Editorial practice

        Why a three-text edition?

Hamlet on stage and screen

    Hamlet and his points

    Enter the director

    Hamlet and politics

Novel Hamlets

    Hamlet meets Fielding, Goethe, Dickens and others

    Hamlet and women novelists

    Prequels and sequels

The continuing mystery of Hamlet

THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK (The Second Quarto, 1604-5)

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Folio-only passages

Appendix 2: Textual discussion

Appendix 3: Editorial conventions, sample edited passages and a comparison of scenes across the three texts

Appendix 4: The act division at 3.4/4.1

Appendix 5: Casting

Appendix 6: Music

Abbreviations and references

    Abbreviations used in notes

    Works by and partly by Shakespeare

    Editions of Shakespeare collated

    Other works cited

Index

Synopsis:

The core of the ground-breaking, three text edition, this self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and includes in its Introduction, notes and Appendices all the reader might expect to find in any standard Arden edition. As well as a full, illustrated Introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts and a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play, an appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text. "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 "Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughnesss." - Stanley Wells, The Observer "(The) new Arden Hamlet is quite simply the most comprehensive edition of the play currently available, a status I suspect it will enjoy for many years to come" - The British Theatre Guide "Stunning! There is absolutely no doubt about this being the text to buy if you are studying the play at A Level. And the same stands for those students who will be studying the play at university. This critical edition gives the reader the Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), annotated with intelligence and care, a wealth of historical and cultural references and a survey of different critical approaches to the play." - The Use of English, The English Association

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904271338
Author:
TAYL
Publisher:
Delmar
Editor:
Thompson, Ann
Editor:
Taylor, Neil
Author:
Taylor, Neil
Author:
Thompson, Ann
Location:
N
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
3RD ED
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Third
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
This self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text.  In his illustrated introduction to the plays historical, cultural, and performance contexts, Neil Taylor presents a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play.  He addresses the challenges faced in reading, editing, or acting a play with the depth of content and tradition that Hamlet possesses.  He also establishes the historical and cultural context in which the play was written and explains the arguments about the merits and deficiencies of the First and Second Quarto and the First Folio.  Taylor points to the many novelists, both men and women, whose work refers to or bears commonalities with Hamlet, to suggest an ongoing to need to resolve "the continuing mystery of Hamlet" in print and on stage.  An appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text, and other appendices on the editorial process, the traditions regarding the act division at 3.4/4.1, casting, and music are also included.
 

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

General editors preface

Preface

INTRODUCTION

The challenges of Hamlet

    The challenge of acting Hamlet

    The challenge of editing Hamlet

    The challenge to the greatness of Hamlet: Hamlet versus Lear

Hamlet in our time

    The soliloquies and the modernity of Hamlet

    Hamlet and Freud

    Reading against the Hamlet tradition

Hamlet in Shakespeares time

    Hamlet at the turn of the century

    The challenge of dating Hamlet

        Was there an earlier Hamlet play?

        Are there any early references to Shakespeares play?

        Can we date Hamlet in relation to other contemporary plays?

        Hamlets first performances

The story of Hamlet

    Murder most foul

    An antic disposition

    ‘Sentences, speeches and thoughts

The composition of Hamlet

    The quartos and the Folio

        The quartos

        The First Folio

        The relationship of Q2 to Q1

        The relationship of F to Q2

        What, then, of Q1?

        Editorial practice

        Why a three-text edition?

Hamlet on stage and screen

    Hamlet and his points

    Enter the director

    Hamlet and politics

Novel Hamlets

    Hamlet meets Fielding, Goethe, Dickens and others

    Hamlet and women novelists

    Prequels and sequels

The continuing mystery of Hamlet

THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK (The Second Quarto, 1604-5)

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Folio-only passages

Appendix 2: Textual discussion

Appendix 3: Editorial conventions, sample edited passages and a comparison of scenes across the three texts

Appendix 4: The act division at 3.4/4.1

Appendix 5: Casting

Appendix 6: Music

Abbreviations and references

    Abbreviations used in notes

    Works by and partly by Shakespeare

    Editions of Shakespeare collated

    Other works cited

Index

"Synopsis" by , The core of the ground-breaking, three text edition, this self-contained, free-standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and includes in its Introduction, notes and Appendices all the reader might expect to find in any standard Arden edition. As well as a full, illustrated Introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts and a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play, an appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text. "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 "Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughnesss." - Stanley Wells, The Observer "(The) new Arden Hamlet is quite simply the most comprehensive edition of the play currently available, a status I suspect it will enjoy for many years to come" - The British Theatre Guide "Stunning! There is absolutely no doubt about this being the text to buy if you are studying the play at A Level. And the same stands for those students who will be studying the play at university. This critical edition gives the reader the Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), annotated with intelligence and care, a wealth of historical and cultural references and a survey of different critical approaches to the play." - The Use of English, The English Association
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