Considered by many to be Shakespeare's finest and most important play, it is also one of the most misunderstood masterpieces of world literature. "To be or not to be", may be the question, but the answer has eluded many generations of critics. Containing tradition-oriented critical essays by leading Shakespeare scholars, The Ignatius Critical Edition of Hamlet will help many people truly see the play and its deepest meaning in a new and surprising light. Copyright 2008. 5.25 x 8 inches. Soft cover. 312 pp.
The Ignatius Critical Editions series represents a tradition-oriented approach to reading the Classics. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer Joseph Pearce, these Editions ensure that the readings of the works are filtered through the richness of Western tradition, meeting the authors in their element, instead of the currently popular method of deconstructing a classic to fit a modern mindset - a lamentable flaw that often proliferates other series of critical editions. The series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand the great works of Western Civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today.