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

Overview

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

List of Illustrations.

About Longman Cultural Editions.

About This Edition.

Introduction.

Table of Dates.

Hamlet.

Contexts.
Saxo Grammaticus, “The Story of Amleth” in Historiae Danicae, translated by Oliver Elton, 1894.
Robert Burton, excerpts from
Cardinal William Allen, A Defense and Declaration of the Catholikechurch's Doctrine Touching Purgatory.
John Veron, The History of Purgatory to Death.
Francis Bacon, “Of Revenge,” “Of Delayes,” “Of Suspicion,” in Essays.
Richard Hooker, “The Benefit of Keeping the Law Which Reason Teacheth,” in The Lawes of Eccesiastical Polity.
Michel de Montaigne, “Of Prayers and Orisons,” in Essays, translated by Florio.

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