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Hamlet (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)

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Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These ...
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Overview

Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include:

1.Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.

2.Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.

3.Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.

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Many consider the tragedy of "Hamlet" to be Shakespeare's masterpiece and one of the greatest plays of all time. It has entertained audiences for centuries and the role of Hamlet is one of the most sought after by actors. It is the story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet's father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet's widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamlet is torn between his great sadness and his desire for the revenge of his father's murder. "Hamlet" is a work of great complexity and as such has drawn many different critical interpretations. Hamlet has been seen as a victim of circumstance, as an impractical idealist, as the sufferer of an Oedipus complex, as an opportunist wishing to kill his Uncle not for revenge but to ascend to the throne, as the sufferer of a great melancholy, and as a man blinded by his desire for revenge. The true motivations of Hamlet are complex and enigmatic and have been debated for centuries. Read this classic tragedy and decide for yourself where Hamlet's true motivations lie and how they influence his ultimate demise.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2004

    A Good Read

    Hamlet was a good book to read. Shakespeare did a very good job with this story of a young prince of Denmark.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    It will grab your Attention!!!!!!!!!

    I thought Hamlet was a extremely good. The plot was very complex. The characters were emotional. The main character Hamlet Prince of Denmark is not what you think he will be at the begining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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