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Oxford School Shakespeare: Hamlet

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  • Editor: Roma Gill
  • Author: Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780198328704
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2009
  • Readership: For Classes 7 to O level
  • Format: Paperback – 208 pages
  • Language: English

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Description

Oxford School Shakespeare is a well-established series which helps all your students understand and enjoy Shakespeare’s plays. All plays contain the complete, unabridged text, accompanied by clear and concise notes and illustrations to help understanding.

The plays contain clear student’s notes with detailed explanations of difficult words and passages, plot synopses, summaries of individual scenes and notes on the main characters. Plot summaries are provided at the beginning of each scene to ensure that students understand the story, and a range of thought-provoking classroom activities engage your students in the plays. In addition, examination practice and background information on Elizabethan England are included to provide extra support for your planning.

Key Features
  • Full accessible notes ideal for students
  • Additional information and reading lists
  • A range of illustrations, both decorative and explanatory
  • A school edition that is both accessible and academically rigorous
Author Description

William Shakespeare 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”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, 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 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised on 26 April 1564. Thought to have been educated at the local grammar school, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he went on to have three children, at the age of eighteen, before moving to London to work in the theatre. Two erotic poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were published in 1593 and 1594 and records of his plays begin to appear in 1594 for Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare’s tragic period lasted from around 1600 to 1608, during which period he wrote plays including Hamlet and Othello. The first editions of the sonnets were published in 1609 but evidence suggests that Shakespeare had been writing them for years for a private readership.

Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623.

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