Synopses & Reviews
There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
This haunting tragedy has touched audiences for centuries. Now Bruce Coville makes this play the next of his dynamic adaptations of the Bard for the young. Once again, he expertly incorporates essential lines from the play into his own rich prose to tell the tale of the ill-fated Prince of Denmark. Acclaimed artist Leonid Gore adds intense, dreamlike images in acrylic and pastel. His depictions of Hamlet, Ophelia, and the rest of the kingdom are revelatory and unforgettable, helping to make this masterful volume a treasure for Shakespeare enthusiasts old and new.
Newly revised, this edition of "Hamlet" features an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life and world; an editor's introduction; a note on the sources; dramatic criticism from the past and present; a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors and productions; and more.
There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This haunting tragedy has touched audiences for centuries. In addition to the play, this edition includes an overview of Shakespeare's life; commentary by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carolyn Heilbrun, and others; a stage and screen history; and many other features to help the reader understand and enjoy this incomparable classic.
Table of Contents
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From
The Lectures of 1811- 1812, Lecture XII
A. C. Bradley: From Shakespearean Tragedy
Maynard Mack: The World of Hamlet
Robert Ornstein: From The Moral Vision of Jacobean Tragedy
NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Catherine Belsey: From The Subject of Tragedy
Carolyn Heilbrun: The Character of Hamlet?s Mother
Sylvan Barnet: ?Hamlet? on the Stage and Screen