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Hamlet By Jonathan Bate

Hamlet by Jonathan Bate

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Summary

The first edition of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy to be developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this book includes unique material to help the reader understand and enjoy the play, including interviews with directors Michael Boyd, John Caird and Ron Daniels and a brand new introduction from award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate.

Hamlet Summary

Hamlet by Jonathan Bate

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated play. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Hamlet in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with three leading directors -Michael Boyd, John Caird and Ron Daniels - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Hamlet Reviews

'Jonathan Bate is a passionate advocate of Shakespeare and his introductions are full of striking and convincing observations ... footnotes at the bottom of each page gloss unfamiliar items of vocabulary, paraphrase tricky meanings and uncover bawdy puns. There is a universe to be found in these annotations: the Renaissance world of power and fate, sex and death, language and philosophy.' - Times Educational Supplement

About Jonathan Bate

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as the best modern book on Shakespeare. In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Play.- Introduction to the Text.- Key Facts.- The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.- Textual Notes.- Second Quarto Passages that do not Appear in the Folio.- Scene-by-Scene Analysis.- Hamlet in Performance: The RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Hamlet: An Overview.- At the RSC.- The Director's Cut: interviews with Michael Boyd, John Caird, Ron Daniels.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: A Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

Additional information

GOR007315254
9780230217867
0230217869
Hamlet by Jonathan Bate
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Macmillan Education UK
20080901
256
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