Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Standard Classics)

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark WS To be, or not to be,—that is the question. Frailty, thy name is woman! Neither a borrower nor a lender be. This above all,—to thine own self be true. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Murder most foul. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Get thee to a nunnery. The lady protests too much, methinks. Alas, poor Yorick!—I knew him, Horatio. How Shakespeare has enriched the English language in this work alone! The tragedies of William Shakespeare—KING LEAR—HAMLET—MACBETH—JULIUS CAESAR—and others are considered by many as the high points in the literature of the language—if not of the world. HAMLET, Shakespeare's brilliant tale of murder and madness, consistently tops lists of the greatest stage plays of all time, and the lead role may be the most coveted by the greatest actors of theater history.

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The Academy Series was a turn-of-the-20th-century series by American publisher Allyn and Bacon, produced for use in secondary schools and colleges.

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King?s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as ?an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.? Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain?s Men (later under James I, called the King?s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain?s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare?s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

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