Hamlet: A Longman Cultural Edition / Edition 1

Hamlet: A Longman Cultural Edition / Edition 1

by Constance Jordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 032114922X

ISBN-13: 9780321149220

Pub. Date: 12/12/2003

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

This edition represents Shakespeare's text as it appears in the most authoritative of early editions, the Folio, published in 1623, and it supplies readers with useful footnotes to the interpretation of the text. It also includes brief samples of works by Shakespeare's contemporaries in a section entitled "Contexts"; these will help readers to understand the…  See more details below

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This edition represents Shakespeare's text as it appears in the most authoritative of early editions, the Folio, published in 1623, and it supplies readers with useful footnotes to the interpretation of the text. It also includes brief samples of works by Shakespeare's contemporaries in a section entitled "Contexts"; these will help readers to understand the historical setting and the cultural ideas that helped shape the meaning of Shakespeare's play. By listening to these voices from the past, readers can approach the play with some knowledge of why Hamlet asks the questions he does and of why the character himself, the creation of a distant century, also seems so much a part of our own world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321149220
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Series:
Longman Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

About the Cover Illustration
List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About This Edition
Introduction
Table of Dates
Introduction to William Shakespeare1
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark5
Contexts139
from Meditations and Vows and The Invisible World (1609)142
from of Ghosts and Spirits Walking by Night (1572)144
from A Treatise of Melancholy (1586)148
from The Anatomy of Melancholy (1628)152
from A Supplication for the Beggars (1529)159
from The Institution of Christian Religion (1536)161
from the Hunting of Purgatory to Death (1561)165
from A Defense and Declaration of the Catholic Church's Doctrine Touching Purgatory (1577)167
from The Art of Dying Well (1622)171
from Genesis 4.9-15 and Romans 12.19 (1560)174
from The King's Right (1619)175
from The Theater of God's Judgments (1597)177
"Of Revenge," "Of Delays," and "Of Suspicion" from Essays (1858)178
"A custom of the Isle of Cea," from The Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne, trans. John Florio (1603)183
from Life's Preservative against Self-Killing (1637)186
from Historia Danica, trans. Oliver Elton (1894)189
from The History of Tom Jones: A Founding (1749)202
from Notes on Some Other Plays of Shakespeare (1806-1808)207
from Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1818)210
from Great Expectations (1860-1861)216
from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)219
from Shakespearean Tragedy (1905)221
Further Reading233

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