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“A pathbreaking edition, one that promises to change irrevocably our understanding of Shakespeare's greatest play.” ―Professor James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
“Hamlet's latest editors have undertaken a heroic task with great skill and thoroughness.” ―Stanley Wells, The Observer (UK)
“Quite simply the most comprehensive edition of the play currently available, a status I suspect it will enjoy for many years to come.” ―The British Theatre Guide
“Stunning! There is absolutely no doubt about this being the text to buy . . . for those students who will be studying the play at university. This critical edition gives the reader the Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), annotated with intelligence and care, a wealth of historical and cultural references and a survey of different critical approaches to the play.” ―The Use of English--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Ann Thompson is Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of the School of Humanities at King's College London. She has edited The Taming of the Shrew, and her other publications include Shakespeare's Chaucer, Shakespeare, Meaning and Metaphor (with John O. Thompson), and Women Reading Shakespeare, 1660-1900 (with Sasha Roberts). She has also published widely on editing Shakespeare and Shakespeare's language. She is one of the general editors of the Arden Shakespeare.
Neil Taylor is Dean of Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Roehampton University. He has edited Henry IV, Part 2 and (with Brian Loughrey) Thomas Middleton: Five Plays. He has also published widely on editing Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, and other aspects of Renaissance and modern drama.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
There is a reason that this play is considered Shakespeare's greatest. It still plays with modern sensibilities. Hamlet's character is universal.Published 16 days ago by safetyharbordog
i had the Kindle version and it was very hard to read on it. I eventually bought the book in paper form.Published 2 months ago by Trisha T
i love the Arden edition, so it is a shame that the kindle edition of the same is so bad. The text is hard to read because of the coloration of every other phrase to turn it into a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Quai Chang Cain
The Arden Shakespeare is the absolute finest; however, this is not a great (or wholly accurate) translation to the Kindle format.Published 7 months ago by J. Hirzel