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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Barron's Educational Series | October 1, 1984 | Trade Paperback

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Plot synopsis of this classic is made meaningful with analysis and quotes by noted literary critics, summaries of the work''s main themes and characters, a sketch of the author''s life and times, a bibliography, suggested test questions, and ideas for essays and term papers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 7 × 4.19 × 0.38 in

Published: October 1, 1984

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812034171

ISBN - 13: 9780812034172

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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 pages, 7 × 4.19 × 0.38 in

Published: October 1, 1984

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812034171

ISBN - 13: 9780812034172

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Plot synopsis of this classic is made meaningful with analysis and quotes by noted literary critics, summaries of the work''s main themes and characters, a sketch of the author''s life and times, a bibliography, suggested test questions, and ideas for essays and term papers.

About the Author

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare
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