Hamlet: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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Hamlet: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)


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“A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”

—Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

• The Second Quarto text, edited by Robert S. Miola and accompanied by his footnotes, headnotes, and introductory materials.

• Eighteen illustrations from 1604 to 2008, three of them new to the Second Edition.

• The Actors’ Gallery, presenting actors—from Sarah Bernhardt and Ellen Terry to Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant, two of them new to the Second Edition—reflecting on their roles in major productions of Hamlet.

• Seventeen critical interpretations, representing a wide range of historical and scholarly commentary.

• Afterlives, featuring fifteen reflections on Hamlet—from David Garrick and Mark Twain to Margaret Atwood and Jawad al-Assadi.

• A Bibliography of print and online resources.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Robert S. Miola is Gerard Manley Hopkins Chair of English at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of Shakespeare’s Reading, Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence, Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca, and The Comedy of Errors: Critical Essays, as well as dozens of articles on sixteenth-century English literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393640106
ISBN-10: 0393640108
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions