Hamlet: The Texts Of 1603 And 1623: Third Series by William ShakespeareHamlet: The Texts Of 1603 And 1623: Third Series by William Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Texts Of 1603 And 1623: Third Series

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorAnn Thompson, Neil Taylor

Paperback | January 15, 2007

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This volume gives readers the First Quarto text of 1603 and the Folio Text of 1623, modernised and edited to the usual Arden standard. As a companion to the Second Quarto volume, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual history, or to anyone studying Hamlet at an advanced level. Both plays are edited and annotated and the introduction contains the fullest available stage history of the First Quarto text.

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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 Rob...
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Title:Hamlet: The Texts Of 1603 And 1623: Third SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.85 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1904271804

ISBN - 13:9781904271802

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Table of Contents

List of illustrationsGeneral editors prefaceIntroduction:- The relationship of this volume to the Arden Hamlet- Policy on commentary notes, textual notes and references- Retention of F readings- Retention of Q1 readings- Policy on Q1 metre and lineation- Policy on punctuation- Summary of our position on the three texts- Stage history of the First Quarto- Checklist of Q1 productionsTHE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK The First Quarto (1603)THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK The First Folio (1623)Abbreviations and referencesIndex

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"Hamlet...has been given a rebirth of sorts by editors Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor...puts the final pieces of the "puzzle of Hamlet" into place by publishing...updated versions of both the First Quarto and First Folio editions of the play. This wonderful ternion gives the serious students of Hamlet everything they need to delve deeply into the Dane. The textual annotations are extensive and worth the price of the book alone. None of the material is duplicated from the Hamlet: Arden Third Series, so this is all new commentary from two of the brightest minds in the world of Shakespeare... Delivers the quality you've come to expect from Arden."