Hamlet, considered Shakespeareas greatest tragedy, was first performed in 1600 or 1601. It was based on a story in the Historica Danica (History of Denmark) published four hundred years earlier. The play begins just after midnight at the castle in Elsinore, Denmark. The young Prince, Hamlet, is standing on the battlements when his fatheras ghost appears. The ghost tells him that Hamlet must avenge his death at the hands of his brother Claudius, Hamletas uncle. Claudius has married his widow, Gertrude, Hamletas mother. The prince assures the ghost that he will avenge his death. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.ACT. V. Scene. I. A. churchyard. [Enter two Clowns, with spades, aamp;c.] 1 Clown. Is she to be buried in Christian burial whenshewilfully seeks her own salvation? 2 Clown.Itell thee sheis;and therefore make hergrave straight: the crowner hath sat anbsp;...
|Title||:||Hamlet (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)|
|Publisher||:||BookCaps Study Guides - 2013-11-07|