CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Hamlet

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the ...

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning of life, death, eternity, relationships, hypocrisy, truth, the existence of God, and almost anything else that concerns mankind.

Character studies shed new light on Prince Hamlet, his father King Hamlet, the malevolent Claudius, the troubled Ophelia — and the rest of the cast. You'll also explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and unlock the play's themes and literary devices. Count on CliffsNotes on Hamlet for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play.

Other features that help you study include

  •  Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764586033
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 318,757
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Carla Lynn Stockton, B.A., M.A., C.A.S., is a veteran teacher of English and Drama. In 1995, after a month of study through Roehampton University at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, she cofounded and codirected Voices, a semi-professional theater company dedicated to theater education and education through theater. Today Ms. Stockton is the Education and Development Director for Bagelfish Productions, LLC, in Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Life and Background of the Playwright.

Introduction to the Play.

Critical Commentaries.

Act I.

Act I, Scene 1.

Act I, Scene 2.

Act I, Scene 3.

Act I, Scene 4.

Act I, Scene 5.

Act II.

Act II, Scene 1.

Act II, Scene 2.

Act III.

Act III, Scene 1.

Act III, Scene 2.

Act III, Scene 3.

Act III, Scene 4.

Act IV.

Act IV Scene 1.

Act IV, Scene 2.

Act IV, Scene 3.

Act IV, Scene 4.

Act IV, Scene 5.

Act IV, Scene 6.

Act IV, Scene 7.

Act V.

Act V, Scene 1.

Act V, Scene 2.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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