Shakespeare: Hamlet: a casebook
John Davies Jump
Aurora Publishers, 1970 - Tragedy - 221 pages
As attested to by countless stage and screen productions, "Hamlet" forever retains its fascination for audiences. It's an absorbing intellectual drama of the contemplative prince who reluctantly ventures in pursuit of revenge. Hamlet's musings on the nature and consequences of human activity have accorded him the reputation as literature's "first modern man."
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SHAFTESBURY p 21 JOSEPH ADDISOn p 21
THOMAS HAnMER p 21 VOLTAIRE p 23 SAMUEL
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