Macmillan Modern Shakespeare Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  

Macmillan Modern Shakespeare Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Val Biro

Synopsis

Macmillan Modern Shakespeare Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet, as part of the Macmillan Modern Shakespeare Series, is a large-format illustrated text which is an ideal and easy introduction to Shakespeares plays. Comprehensive notes appear next to the text for easy reference and explanations are given of difficult language, cultural and historical references.

About the Author

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
152 pages

Author

William Shakespeare
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Publisher

Macmillan Education

Publication date

27th April 1990

ISBN

9780333512357


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