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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 11, 1987
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198129103
ISBN-10 0198129106
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $49.95
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This edition of Hamlet represents a radically new text of the best known and most widely discussed of all Shakespearean tragedies. G.R. Hibbard argues, in a substantial introduction, that the presently accepted text is not, in fact, the most authoritative version of the play. Instead, he turns to the First Folio of 1623, Shakespeare's "fair copy" of the play that has been preserved for us in the Second Quarto. This revision of the play is more "theatrical" in the best sense of that word--it provides, as Shakespeare intended, a better, more practical acting script. Such changes as the omission of Horatio's account of the omens preceding Caesar's assassination, and Hamlet's on the drunkenness of Danes, give the play new momentum, and lend credence to Hibbard's claim that the familiar conflated text of Hamlet is a much more "problematic" play than it appears to have been in the First Folio.

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