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Hamlet, but with a happier ending. If you've had trouble grasping the intent of Shakespeare's classic endeavor, this should clear it up once and for all. The text remains very true to good old Will's basic fundamentals.
It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has been described as "the absolute dynamo behind the play." Currently one hypothesis dominates explanations about the quartos' interrelationship, supposing that the first quarto (published 1603) was reconstructed from memory by one or more actors who had performed minor roles in a version of the second quarto (published 1604-5). The present study reports on a detailed linguistic reassessment of the principal arguments for memorial reconstruction. The evidence--including a three way comparison between the underlying French source in Les Histoires Tragiques and the two quartos, and the informal features and specific grammatical aspects, and a documented memorial reconstruction in 1779--does not support the dominant hypothesis. The cumulative evidence suggests that the earliest scholars to examine the first quarto were right: the 1603 Hamlet came first, and the second quarto is a substantial, later revision.
Shakespeare's actors did not receive a copy of the entire script but instead worked from "cue-scripts" or "part scripts" which contained only the lines and cues for a single character. The Renaissance Acting Editions provide cue-scripts for those who wish to experiment with the early modern acting process. Each play in the series consists of a set of cue-scripts and an unabridged prompt-script in modern font edited and prepared from William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. A "platt" (a.k.a. a "plot," a running list of entrances, exits, and major stage business) and instructions for assembling a cue-script roll are also included. These editions are not direct transcriptions of the First Folio texts. Original spelling, punctuation, and verse lineation have been retained throughout, but minimal revision has been done (e.g., correction of missing entrances and exits, restoration of simultaneous dialogue, etc.) to make the scripts more user-friendly.
William Shakespeares Tragödie Hamlet ist nicht nur ein zentrales Werk der Weltliteratur, sondern seit den ersten Tagen bewegter Bilder auch eine ständige Inspiration für Filmemacher aus aller Welt. Unzählige Male wurde der Stoff für die Leinwand und das Fernsehen adaptiert. Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson oder Ethan Hawke schlüpften vor der Kamera in die Rolle des dänischen Prinzen. Weit mehr als 50 Filme tragen Hamlet im Titel, darunter schon eine Stummfilmproduktion aus dem Jahr 1900. Hamlet im Film beleuchtet beinahe ein Jahrhundert Film- und Kulturgeschichte anhand acht ausgewählter Hamlet-Verfilmungen, die repräsentativ wichtige technische, ästhetische und ideologische Etappen der Filmgeschichte illustrieren. Sie reichen von Svend Gades Stummfilm mit Asta Nielsen aus dem Jahr 1920, über Laurence Oliviers Klassiker von 1948, Grigori Kosinzews sowjetrussische Fassung von 1964 und Kenneth Branaghs mehr als vierstündiges Epos von 1996 bis zu Gregory Dorans gefeierter moderner Produktion aus dem Jahr 2009. Die unterschiedlichen Ansätze und Interpretationen der Regisseure spiegeln dabei anschaulich den jeweils vorherrschenden Zeitgeist. Sie dokumentieren andererseits aber auch die Zeitlosigkeit Hamlets.
Part of Prufrock's new series for the upper level classroom, Advanced Placement Classroom: Hamlet allows teachers to take a fresh approach on one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, by moving beyond basic history and memorization of quotes. Students will study cultural variations of the Hamlet story, recreate the tale's events in a news show format, rewrite scenes using modern-day perspectives, and create their own blogs to discuss the play's relationship to contemporary life.
Bard's Blood #1 The classic tales of William Shakespeare are often as packed with gore and corpses as the scariest slasher flick -- and can spawn equally gruesome sequels.... Football star Cameron Dean is genuine campus royalty at Globe University, but his life is more of a nightmare than a dream. Not only was his dad murdered under mysterious circumstances, but Cameron suspects that his mom and aunt may have had something to do with it! When he unexpectedly inherits a creepy old castle in Denmark, Cameron tries to put his worries behind him, inviting his girlfriend and college buddies along on an overseas trip to check out the gloomy fortress. The plan is to get some serious partying done. Too bad nobody counted on the ghost of a drowned girl rising from her watery grave with vengeance on her mind! Now the only question is: to die or not to die?
THE STORY: Embodied here as a drama of what transpires in two worlds--an outer one of external events and an inner one of the mind--the action of the play centers on the second area, and the remarkably complex, exciting dialogue taking place within H