The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to readers worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series, edited by an expert international team, includes all Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems, presented in attractively designed volumes.
Full notes and lively introductions
Precise details of staging and performance
Hamlet - This edition aims to bring the reader, playgoer and director of Hamlet into the closest possible contact with Shakespeare's most famous and most perplexing play.
Philip Edwards considers the possibility that Shakespeare made important alterations to Hamlet as it neared production, creating differences between the two early texts, quarto and folio.
Edwards concentrates on essentials and deals magisterially with the huge volume of commentary the play has provoked.
He enables us once again to recognise its full tragic energy.
Robert Hapgood's updating brilliantly discusses recent stage, film and critical interpretation.