The Tragedy of Hamlet, also referred to as Hamlet, was written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601.
The Tragedy of Hamlet is William Shakespeare's longest play, with a total of 30,557 words. The back cover synopsis of the Royal Shakespeare Company's edition reads as follows:
"An immortal tale of a vengeful Danish Prince quite possibly drive to madness, Hamlet, Shakespeare's most widely performed play, is filed with startling insight into humankind's unconscious desires.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis, key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century."
The Tragedy of Hamlet is one of the most quoted works in the English language and has influenced numerous books, films and television programs. It is also one of Shakespeare's most performed plays.
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