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Published: 15 June 2008

416 Pages | halftones

ISBN: 9780199535811

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The Oxford Shakespeare


Edited by G. R. Hibbard

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of Hamlet, based on the First Folio of 1623--Shakespeare's "fair copy"--that has been preserved for us in the Second Quarto.

New to this Edition:

  • Illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today.
  • Draws on both critical and theatrical history to show how this gusion makes Hamlet seem a much more 'problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623.

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