Hamlet (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

Hamlet (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)


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ISBN-13: 9781411469587
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 123,240
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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Hamlet (SparkNotes 1 Hour Shakespeare) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
oldteach More than 1 year ago
I used this book with a high school class of very low and reluctant readers with great success. They enjoyed the illustrations and were able to summarize each act. Some of the students even did their own illustrations in summary. It made the Shakespeare Unit enjoyable for all rather than a time both my students and I could not wait to get through. Some of the students even asked to read other Shakespeare plays in this format.
mdyewhea on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Hamlet is a confused and deeply troubled teenager in this version, an interpretation which will make this version especially attractive to young adults. The illustrations are modern--they remind me of Daniel Clowes--and the adaptation is more than adequate.NOTE: This is a "No Fear Shakespeare" graphic novel. I do not recommend the regular series which puts Shakespeare's language and modern language literally side by side. What incentive is there for the young reader to tackle Shakespeare's version?
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Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
its a great book you should read its a bit sad with a lot of twists and turns. and its a short book. has a little bit of cousing it has a lot of action in it.its a graphic novel and i recomend reading it if you have the time to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this graphic novel of the actual book/ play. I recommend anyone and everyone to read it. You will literary see everything that is happening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book it helped me to pass my test I had in my first year in collage. These series of books are just great! I was really bad in Shakespeare but I learned that it was really quite fun. You should totaly get this book, it is incredible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My take on this book is that it is beautiful, by any examination. It was beautifully written (What a rarity these days), beautifully illustrated (I fell in love with this series), and beautifully designed (I love the care that went into this book). Maybe I just think visually like these authors. Hopefully you will like this book, too. It's impact on my grade was enormous. But, most of all, it's unique, beautiful content helped give me a deeper appreciation for Shakespeare's beauty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know about others, but this book rocked my understanding of Hamlet! I finally understand who is who and their motivations...this was always hard for me in other classes. Hamlet's family, Polonius's family, and Fortinbras's family all make sense to me now. The background was actually useful for my essay, especially the info on the Comitatus society. I recommend this book highly!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was shocked at the low quality and lack of clarity in this book. After reading the original play, I hoped this book would help me understand some of the deeper complexities of the characters- but it only confused me even further. And how was Fortinbras completely overlooked? I expected far, far better from Sparknotes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want a great overview of every element of Hamlet, this is your book! I loved the character drawings and descriptions; the Plot chapter explained the story of Hamlet better than any book I've ever studied for any literature (there is even a graphic timeline); the Scene by Scene chapter really summerized the play for me and the drawings in that chapter were great for 'seeing' what happend. At last I 'get' Hamlet! Thanks again, SparkNotes!