The Resource The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (electronic resource)

The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (electronic resource)

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The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Title
The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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text editor, Terri Bourus ; advisory editors, David Bevington and Peter Holland
Title variation
Hamlet
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Language
eng
Summary
Many consider the tragedy of "Hamlet" to be Shakespeare's masterpiece and one of the greatest plays of all time. It has entertained audiences for centuries and the role of Hamlet is one of the most sought after by actors. It is the story of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet's father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet's widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamlet is torn between his great sadness and his desire for the revenge of his father's murder. "Hamlet" is a work of great complexity and as such has drawn many different critical interpretations. Hamlet has been seen as a victim of circumstance, as an impractical idealist, as the sufferer of an Oedipus complex, as an opportunist wishing to kill his Uncle not for revenge but to ascend to the throne, as the sufferer of a great melancholy, and as a man blinded by his desire for revenge. The true motivations of Hamlet are complex and enigmatic and have been debated for centuries. Read this classic tragedy and decide for yourself where Hamlet's true motivations lie and how they influence his ultimate demise
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Summary
Considered one of Shakespeare's most rich and enduring plays, the depiction of its hero Hamlet as he vows to avenge the murder of his father by his brother Claudius is both powerful and complex. As Hamlet tries to find out the truth of the situation, his troubled relationship with his mother comes to the fore, as do the paradoxes in his personality. A play of carefully crafted conflict and tragedy, Shakespeare's intricate dialogue continues to fascinate audiences to this day.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
291436
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
650
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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  • Mowat, Barbara A
  • Werstine, Paul
  • hoopla digital
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True
Series statement
Folger Shakespeare Library
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  • Hamlet
  • Ophelia
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Claudius, King of Denmark (Fictitious character)
  • Polonius (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
  • Horatio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
  • Laertes (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
  • Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Murder victims' families
  • Fathers
  • Revenge
  • Regicide
  • Electronic books
  • Denmark
  • Princes
Target audience
adult
Label
The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907475
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596250284
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11907475
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907475
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596250284
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11907475
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907475
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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