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An edition of Hamlet (1603)

The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

as it is now acted by Her Majesties Servants

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An edition of Hamlet (1603)

The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark

as it is now acted by Her Majesties Servants

  • 3.93 ·
  • 27 Ratings
  • 123 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading
  • 42 Have read

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In this quintessential Shakespeare tragedy, a young prince's halting pursuit of revenge for the murder of his father unfolds in a series of highly charged confrontations that have held audiences spellbound for nearly four centuries. Those fateful exchanges, and the anguished soliloquies that precede and follow them, probe depths of human feeling rarely sounded in any art.
The title role of Hamlet, perhaps the most demanding in all of Western drama, has provided generations of leading actors their greatest challenge. Yet all the roles in this towering drama are superbly delineated, and each of the key scenes offers actors a rare opportunity to create theatrical magic.
As if further evidence of Shakespeare's genius were needed, Hamlet is a unique pleasure to read as well as to see and hear performed. The full text of this extraordinary drama is reprinted here from an authoritative British edition complete with illuminating footnotes.
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The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark: as it is now acted by Her Majesties Servants
1703, Printed for Rich. Wellington, at the Dolphin and Crown in Paul's Church-Yard, and E. Rumball in Covent-Garden
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London, England

Edition Notes

Thomas Betterton's stage version (Folger Shakespeare card catalog).

There are at least three different settings of type for this title. In this edition, the following signature marks are directly beneath the identified characters (a space is represented by $): B2 tion; C2 t$bo; H1 th; L2 cold. In this edition, "London" in the imprint is followed by a colon, rather than a full-stop; p. 1 is numbered; p. 1, line 15, has ".. twelve: get .."; the last line on p. 1 ends "Barnardo".

Signatures: [A]℗ø B-Ĺþ M℗ø

"To the reader: this play being too long to be conveniently acted, such places as might be least prejudicial to the plot or sense, are left out upon the stage, but that we may no way wrong the incomparable author, are here inserted according to the original copy with this mark."--Leaf [A]2

With a cast list.

Bookseller's advertisements at bottom of title page, as well as for R. Wellington on final leaf (M2).

ESTC T51530

Boston Public Library. Barton collection catalogue, Shakespeare, p. 19, no. 230

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy filed under shelf no. G.4012.18 halfbound in brown calfskin and marbled papers. The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown.

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy shelved under call no. G.4010.7 no. 2 is the second of two titles bound together in a volume labeled, "Shakespeare -- Macbeth -- Hamlet." This volume contains [1]: Macbeth, a tragedy / [D'Avenant, 1674] -- [2]: The tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark [1703]. A slip with a bibliographic note in the hand of Thomas

Other Titles
Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeariana (Boston Public Library)

The Physical Object

Pagination
[4], 82, [2] p. ;
Number of pages
82

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25667695M
Internet Archive
tragedyofhamletp00shak_2
OCLC/WorldCat
699838953, 519082522, 219857036, 699833230
Goodreads
42961009

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