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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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.
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!
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
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
en·thrall (ĕn-thrôl′) tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·in... ...more
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
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