Hamlet Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare placing the plays in the context of his era

  • Title: Hamlet
  • Author: William Shakespeare Philip Weller
  • ISBN: 9788125044949
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains 1 A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.2.Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains 1 A general introduction to the series an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.2 Introduction to the play a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses plot, characterisation, themes and ideas in the play and stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques 3 The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play the text of each play, carefully edited by Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc in simple English A list of dramatis personae has also been included.4 Act wise summaries and questions a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.5 Topics for discussion broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.6 Further reading a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.

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    • Madeline says:

      Hamlet, abridged:GHOST/DAD: Hamlet, your uncle killed me and married your mom. I want vengeance, so best get to murdering, plzthnx. HAMLET: EEK! OPHELIA: Hamlet, are you okay?HAMLET: Get away from me, skankwhore! OPHELIA: WTF? *goes from zero to crazy like that*GERTRUDE: Kid, you need therapy.HAMLET: And you need to be less of AN ADULTEROUS WHORE! POLONIUS: OMG so rude!HAMLET: Eavesdropping? I KEEL YOU!*play goes on hold while Hamlet talks to skeletons*LAERTES: You killed my dad and drove my sis [...]

    • BillKerwin says:

      I don't have any original insights to share from this most recent of god-knows-how-many readings, but this time through I was really struck by: 1) what a damn fine piece of stagecraft this is, from the suspenseful, moody opening on the castle battlements to the solemn dead march carrying the prince offstage, and 2) how Shakespeare seems to want Hamlet's personality--particularly the wellspring of his actions (and lack of action)--to remain an enigma, and that he achieves this by infusing the cha [...]

    • Nayra.Hassan says:

      متردد في قراءة هاملتستندم اذن!!اكلنا نكره الاختيارات. .و نجاهد احيانا لنلقي بها على غيرنا نختار هذا اللون ام ذاكننام ام نعملتقرأ هاملت و لا نؤجلها؟ننتقم ام نسامح ؟و الاهم☀ نسلك هذا الطريق المضيء ام ذاك الطريق المعتم؟نكون او لا نكون؟ا"غاية ما دافعت به عن اب و ملك عزيز نكب أشد ا [...]

    • Paul Bryant says:

      The Skinhead Hamlet - Shakespeare's play translated into modern English. By Richard Curtis. Yes, that Richard Curtis!Note : those offended by the F word - LOOK AWAY NOW! And Georgia, if you've stumbled on this review by your funny old dad - this is ANOTHER Paul Bryant. Not me! *********ACT ISCENE IThe Battlements of Elsinore Castle.[Enter HAMLET, followed by GHOST:] GHOST: Oi! Mush! HAMLET: Yer? GHOST: I was fucked! [Exit GHOST:] HAMLET: O Fuck. [Exit HAMLET:] SCENE IIThe Throneroom.[Enter KING [...]

    • Ana says:

      Here be spoilers. This could all have been avoided if Hamlet and his posse had sought the counsel of Sassy Gay Friend.Although Hamlet is one of the most important pieces of literature on the planet, many find it hard to understand. Basically this is what happens.Hamlet is depressed and feeling emo af. He's got 99 problems and his dysfunctional family is the biggest one. The prince of Denmark is not a happy camper. He wants to kill his uncle aka the king to avenge his father. Not a good idea.I me [...]

    • Jason says:

      “Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.”I don’t know what to say about Hamlet. I could go on about how it is a story of madness and revenge. I could talk about the bonds of family loyalty, the sacrifices of love, the breaches of trust and their deleterious effects on the psyche. But this is old news—Hamlet has been around for over four hundred years. What could I possibly say that hasn’t already been said?When my wife saw I was reading Shakespeare, her snippy comment went somet [...]

    • J.G. Keely says:

      Shakespeare is an adept poet and master of the language. He layers on jokes, puns, and references everywhere. He has a massive output of work, and a number of different plots. When we compare him to other authors, it is difficult to find anyone who stacks up--but then, we're often comparing him to the wrong people.Shakespeare didn't write books or pamphlets or epics, he wrote plays: short pieces of drama that were meant to be fast-paced and exciting. That they are mainly experienced today as bou [...]

    • Jibran says:

      It is only when I read and compare across languages that I realise what a hard and thankless job translation is, especially older texts and more so when there's a significant cultural distance between languages. Shakespeare's diction is so profoundly poetic and idiomatic that it might be thought untranslatable, even when it is rendered into modern English idiom, it loses its antique beauty when tampered with, like those monuments reconstructed from history that look like originals but actually a [...]

    • Ahmad Sharabiani says:

      The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeareعنوانها: هملت؛ سوگنمایش هملت شاهپور دانمارک؛ تراژدی هملت : پرنس دانمارک؛ هملت شاهزاده ی دانمارک؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه مارس سال 1972 میلادیعنوان: هملت؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: مسعود فرزاد؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر ک [...]

    • Dolors says:

      “All that is amiable and excellent in nature is combined in Hamlet, with the exception of one quality. He is a man living in meditation, called upon to act by every motive human and divine, but the great object of his life is defeated by continually resolving to do, yet doing nothing but resolve.”Lecture XII, STC.As much as I admire Coleridge and with the boldness of having read Hamlet only once and therefore being aware I haven’t even managed to scratch the surface of the Paragon of Trage [...]

    • Justin says:

      Updated review February 2017:This is my third time reading Hamlet and, like a fine wine you know the rest. I read the same copy I've had lying around for years with one page of notes on the left and the play on the right. This time I was able to read most of the play without notes which was pretty awesome. Just had to glance over to figure out what some of the words meant l, but I actually got the story this time. It's taken me three tries with a book that helps me cheat, but boy oh boy I finall [...]

    • Manny says:

      Jesus Christ what a year no way could this get worse now they're hacking away at each other with their swords and I'm supposed to look interested oh well done Hamlet despite everything he's still my son that was a lovely feint pretty worried about Laertes though he looks so crazy first his dad and then his sister wish I could do something to help oh come on who am I kidding it's Hamlet I'm worried about of course God what am I going to do that poor kid is totally fucked and he thinks it's all my [...]

    • Foad says:

      یه اعتراف می خوام بکنم:من قبلاً از بین کارهای شکسپیر، هملت رو اصلاً دوست نداشتم. عاشق اتللو و مکبث بودم، ولی از هملت خوشم نمی اومد اصلاً و نمی دونستم چرا معروف ترین اثر شکسپیره.همه ى اين ها، تا وقتى شنيدم "بنديكت كمبربچ" نقش هملت رو بازى كرده. قبلاً اجراى سينمايى "مل گيبسون" رو دي [...]

    • Councillor says:

      Isn't it always a delight to delve into one of Shakespeare's world-famous plays?Like many others, I had been forced to read Shakespeare in school (Romeo & Juliet, as in my case), and unfamiliar with all the important literary classics as I was back then, I had a lot of troubles with the rather outmoded language. After finally finishing that play, not only was I relieved to have conquered it successfully, no, it had also raised my interest for other Shakespearian plays. Macbeth, Julius Caesar [...]

    • Jason Koivu says:

      "To be or not to be," that is not my favorite line. My favorite is: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times." It's that recollection of innocent days that gets me every time, because you know Hamlet is being swept up in a vortex of innocence lost. STUPID ADULTS! They screw up everything!I grew up in a truly idyllic setting. As childhoods go, mine was a joy. But then you grow up and you wake up to r [...]

    • Bookdragon Sean says:

      Well, I’m an English literature student and I absolutely love Shakespeare’s plays. This is nothing unusual or exciting. Most English student’s live for Shakespeare. So far I’ve enjoyed reading, and studying, everything of his that’s popped up on the reading list until this came along. My reaction surprised me most of all, I never expected to find something of Shakespeare’s that I not only dislike, but also detest. This is also one of his most revered plays, and it’s also considered [...]

    • Carlos says:

      The first time I read this book I was in highschool. It was an 80-page book. The story was so short and simple, so I wondered "Why so many people say this is such a complex play/book?". A couple of years later, I bought a special edition of 592 pages: Too much? No! Why not? Because the play was written in Shakespearean English, and every single word that was not in standard English was explained at the bottom of the page, it explained the context, the uses you can have from that word.Ok, so I re [...]

    • James says:

      Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Hamlet, a tragedy published in 1600 by William Shakespeare. Buckle your seat belts, as I have a 38 page review to share Just Kidding! Well, I do have a lengthy review I could include from a previous course on Shakespeare, but I will not do so here chance are you've already read the play or seen some film adaption, perhaps even a staged version. I've seen a bunch of them and read the place 4 times (once in high school, twice in college and once just for pleasure). H [...]

    • Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

      Here's the thing about Hamlet: if you see it and you hate it, you saw a terrible Hamlet. I don't care if it's given critical acclaim - fuck off, Kenneth Branagh - Hamlet is supposed to be compelling, and if you didn't find the character compelling, that actor didn't do their job. You need a Hamlet who knows the character, not a Hamlet who wants to do grace to the character or some shit. Here's the thing: I used to hate this play. Not lowkey hate, I fucking despised it. I thought it was boring an [...]

    • Fernando says:

      "Un sueño no es en sí más que una sombra" Inmortal Hamlet

    • Foad says:

      «پس ادراك از ما يك مشت ترسو مى سازد.»این جمله ایست که هملت در پايان تك گويى معروفش "بودن يا نبودن" می گوید؛ وقتى به خودكشى فكر مى كند، و اين كه آگاهى از احتمال مجازات پس از مرگ مردم را در خودكشى به ترديد مى اندازد، او را به این نتیجه می کشاند که «عزم در سایۀ اندیشه بیمارگونه می نما [...]

    • Trevor says:

      I’ve always meant to talk to my mate George about Hamlet and I guess this is as good an opportunity to do so as any.There are different things I would say to different people about Hamlet – and as this is the near perfect play I guess there ought to be many and various things one could say about it. The oddest thing about Hamlet is that people always tend to say the same thing – they always say, “Oh yes, Hamlet, the man who hesitates”. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I d [...]

    • Jean says:

      "To be or not to be that is the question:"Is this the most famous line in Shakespeare? It is certainly a contender. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is Shakespeare's longest and most ambitious play, taking over four hours to perform in its entirety. Written at some point between 1599 and 1602, it has such an extensive vocabulary and expressive range, that Shakespeare was emotionally drained afterwards, and was incapable of writing anything for two years. It was not only one of Shakespear [...]

    • Foad says:

      چه کسی پدر هملت را کشت؟یادداشتی بر نمایشنامۀ هملت بر اساس نظریۀ هنری فرویدفروید و هنرفرويد بر اساس نظريات روانكاوى خود، ديدگاه جالبى راجع به هنر و اسطوره دارد. از نظر فرويد هنر و اسطوره مختص افراد روان‌رنجور است که نتوانسته اند به طور کامل امیال دوران کودکی خود را سرکوب کنند [...]

    • Lyn says:

      What’s the question?“To be, or not to be: that is the question”Shakespeare’s most famous play? Maybe. And that quote may be his most recognizable, certainly one of the most memorable. The tragedy of the Danish prince, his revenge, the introspection and self doubt that shaped his actions, and the tragic events described in some of Shakespeare’s most provocative language is mesmerizing.“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not [...]

    • Darwin8u says:

      “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.” ― William Shakespeare, HamletStill one of my favorite Shakepeare plays. I've probably read it 3-5 times and probably watched just as many film productions: 1996 - Kenneth Branagh; 1990 - Mel Gibson; 1948 - Laurence Olivier; 2000 - Ethan Hawke; 1990 - Kevin Kline. I love it. Every read gives me a chance to channel something else. This is also my first exposure to the play since visiting Hamlet's castle in Denmark last summer (2016) on the 400th [...]

    • Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

      A Young Lawyer’s Guide to "Hamlet":Head NoteSomething is rotten in the state of Denmark – Young Hamlet still mourns his father’s death – doesn’t like King Claudius marrying his mother, Queen Gertrude, so soon Ophelia's brother, Laertes, warns her not to fall in love with Young Hamlet - her father Polonius fears she will be hurtRosencrantz and Guildenstern investigate Young Hamlet’s strange behavior – Polonius believes he loves OpheliaGhost of Hamlet tells Young Hamlet he was poison [...]

    • Aubrey says:

      The singular and peculiar life is boundWith all the strength and armour of the mindTo keep itself from noyance; but much moreThat spirit upon whose weal depends and restsThe lives of many. The cease of majestyDies not alone, but like a gulf doth drawWhat's near it with it. It is a massy wheelFixed on the summit of the highest mount,To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser thingsAre mortised and adjoined, which when it fallsEach small annexment, petty consequence,Attends the boist'rous ruin.There [...]

    • Foad says:

      در الگوى "سفر قهرمان" كه جوزف كمبل ادعا مى كند در تمام اسطوره ها تكرار مى شود، آخرين مرحله از سلوك جسمانى-روحانى قهرمان اسطوره تبديل شدن به "ارباب دو جهان" است، كه بر خلاف ظاهر اسمش، به معناى به دست آوردن همه چيز نيست، بلكه درست برعكس، به معناى دست شستن از همه چيز است: قهرمان به ن [...]

    • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

      Quick reread before The Steep and Thorny Way (retelling WOOT!) Question: Is it really as crazy I remember or am I delusional?Answer: Oh okay. Never mind.Ps. The 4th picture makes me laugh way too much for my own good. Oops.

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