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The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Prince of Denmark

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2015, p2015.
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IL: UG - BL: 10.5 - AR Pts: 7
Hamlet is Shakespeare's most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a "revenge tragedy," in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father's murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Among them: What is the Ghost--Hamlet's father demanding justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder? The authoritative edition of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Michael Neill The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
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Grouping Titletragedy of hamlet prince of denmark
Grouping Authorshakespeare william
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auth_author2Barnet, Sylvan
Mowat, Barbara A.
Werstine, Paul.
authorShakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
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Mowat, Barbara A.
Werstine, Paul.
author_displayShakespeare, William
display_descriptionWhen veteran award-winning radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua was a student in his final semester at Kean College in 1982, he produced and directed a radio version of Hamlet. Casting Kean faculty and students, and portraying the melancholy Danish prince himself, Bevilacqua not only completed his nearly four-hour radio adaption of Shakespeare's greatest work, he did so while carrying a double major; producing, acting in, and sometimes writing radio plays for the WKNJ Radio Theater he founded at the college station; rehearsing and portraying Dr. Martn Dysart in Equus on the Kean Stage; and working twenty hours per week at Kean's Writing and Math Lab. After graduating, Bevilacqua saw his production of Hamlet picked up and distributed by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) and aired on public radio stations nationwide. Bevilacqua went on to become one of the most prolific radio drama producers in the United States, as well as an on-camera actor in such films as The Fly Room and The Better Angels and in television shows, including HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The master reels of Joe Bevilacqua's radio production of Hamlet were lost in the 1980s. On January 6, 2015, while going through some old files, Bevilacqua came across an NFCB newsletter listing a number of his radio dramas, including Hamlet. He then traced the NFCB collection to the University of Maryland Libraries, where it now resides. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet's father, and subsequently seized the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow, Gertrude. BONUS TRACK: "Another Point of View (Hamlet Revisited)," originally aired on the CBS Radio Workshop June 22, 1956.
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DRAMA / Shakespeare
Denmark -- Drama
Downloadable audio books
Fathers -- Death -- Drama
Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama
Kings and rulers -- Succession -- Drama
Murder victims' families -- Drama
Princes -- Drama
Revenge -- Drama
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Hamlet
title_displayThe tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
title_fullThe tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark / by William Shakespeare ; [editors, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine]
The tragedy of hamlet, prince of denmark [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
Tragedy of Hamlet [mass market] : Prince of Denmark / William Shakespeare ; edited by Sylvan Barnet
title_shortThe tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Hamlet (Legendary character)
Kings and rulers
Murder victims' families
Shakespeare, William