Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site:

Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over 100,000 booksellers and 60+ websites worldwide.

The First Quarto of Hamlet (The New Cambridge Shakespeare:
The Early Quartos)

by William Shakespeare

ISBN 0521653908 / 9780521653909 / 0-521-65390-8
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
Find This Book


Find signed collectible books: 'The First Quarto of Hamlet (The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos)'

Book summary

The first printed text of Shakespeare's Hamlet is about half the length of the more familiar second quarto and Folio versions. It reorders and combines key plot elements to present its own workable alternatives. This is the only modernized critical edition of the 1603 quarto in print. Kathleen Irace explains its possible origins, special features and surprisingly rich performance history, and while describing textual differences between it and other versions, offers alternatives that actors or directors might choose for specific productions. [via]