Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

Philip Edwards deals succinctly with the exhaustive commentary and controversy which Hamlet has provoked in the manifestation of its tragic energy. Robert Hapgood has contributed a new section on prevailing critical and performance approaches to the play in this updated edition. He discusses recent film and stage performances and actors of the Hamlet role as well as directors of the play. His account of new scholarship stresses the role of memory in the play and the impact of feminist and performance studies upon it. First Edition Hb (1985): 0-521-22151-X First Edition Pb (1985): 0-521-29366-9

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By Madeline (Decatur, GA) · ★★★★★ · January 12, 2014
Hamlet, abridged:

GHOST/DAD: Hamlet, your uncle killed me and married your mom. I want vengeance, so best get to murdering, plzthnx.


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.

HAM... ...more
By Paul (Nottingham, England, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · October 13, 2010
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!


SCENE... ...more
By Jason (Milford, MA) · ★★★★★ · November 27, 2012
“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... ...more
By Keely (Albany, NY) · ★★★★★ · June 03, 2007
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 t... ...more
By Manny (Geneva, Switzerland) · ★★★★★ · January 22, 2014
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 an... ...more
By Ian (Brisbane, Australia) · ★★★★★ · December 30, 2011
A Young Lawyer’s Guide to "Hamlet":

Head Note

Something 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... ...more
By Caris (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 16, 2012
By Jonfaith (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 28, 2015
What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and god-like reason to fust in us unused.

en·thrall (ĕn-thrôl′) tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·in... ...more
By Cheryl (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 09, 2014
HAMLET is certainly an artistic failure. T.S. Eliot

This once-fashionable judgment of Shakespeare's huge play is not shared by the majority of those who have experienced it on the page or in the theatre. In fact, it is compared with "The Divine Comedy" or "Paradise Lost", "Ulysses" or "In Search o... ...more
By Ophelia (Geneva, 07, Switzerland) · October 30, 2011
This guy completely creeps me out:

Do you realise I had to stage my own suicide to get rid of him? That thing he does with the skull? It isn't the half of it....but you really don't want to know.

Nah. This is the guy for me. Sweet, brings me flowers and honey. Has the cutest friends.

Go Winnie. ...more