Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarkby William Shakespeare, J. H. Walter
Perhaps the most famous of all of Shakespeare's tragedies is summarized, with special attention given to the play's many complex characters. Titles in this growing series for middle school and high school students analyze novels and plays that are included in most schools' English Lit. curricula. Literature Made Easy books are more than plot summaries. They analyze characters, explain themes, and point out details that make each author's writing style unique. Each book also features "Mind Maps"diagrams that summarize the work's most important details and serve as stimuli to help students focus their ideas for exams and term papers.
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Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.
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