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: Hamlet in The Oxfordian Shakespeare Series This Oxfordian Shakespeare Series presents, for the first time, fully annotated editions informed by the view that the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford – a view that reveals their true meaning and significance not only for his contemporaries but also for today’s readers and playgoers. Taking advantage of almost a century of Oxfordian research and scholarship as well as traditional scholarship, the editors show how Oxford, like all great writers, drew on his own life experience and his times. The editions reward the reader with a new and profound appreciation of the plays as the creative work of a controversial nobleman in Queen Elizabeth’s court, who used the pseudonym William Shakespeare. Lovers of the Shakespeare works will want to see how this Oxfordian perspective informs and illuminates the plays, with revelations of what really happens in the plays. The plays in this series and their editors include: Othello, 2010, Ren Draya, Blackburn College, and Richard F. Whalen Macbeth, 2nd edition, 2013, Richard F. Whalen, general editor of the series Anthony and Cleopatra, 2015, Michael Delahoyde, Washington State University Hamlet, 2018, Richard F. Whalen The Tempest, Roger Stritmatter, Coppin State University, with Lynn Kositsky Love’s Labor’s Lost, Felicia Londré, University of Missouri-Kansas City Much Ado About Nothing, Anne Pluto, Lesley University Founding General Editor of the Series Richard F. Whalen, M.A. Yale University Author, Shakespeare: Who Was He? The Oxfordian Challenge to the Bard of Avon, from Greenwood-Praeger, 1994. Past president, Shakespeare Oxford Society, and to date the most prolific contributor to Oxfordian publications.