The Tragedy of Hamlet, shortened to Hamlet, is Shakespeare’s longest play, and is ranked amongst the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.The Play
Prince Hamlet is summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father’s funeral. Upon reaching, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried to Claudius—Hamlet’s uncle and the late King’s brother. The incident agitates Hamlet to the core, making him angry and depressed. To worsen his plight, his father appears as a ghost and reveals that he was murdered by Claudius, to seize the throne. The episodes prompt Hamlet to swear a revenge against his father’s murder and mother’s infidelity.
The book comes along with
• Fully annotated and complete text
• Clear plot-summary in brief
• Act-wise and scene-wise, to-the-point critical commentary
• Student-friendly introduction to all important issues
• Essay on Hamlet: Through the Critic’s Lens provides different perspectives of criticism on Hamlet, from the early days till date, and another one on Hamlet: The Themes in Question highlights the key questions pertinent to the play, and are still unanswered.