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The "Bankside Shakespeare" series offers the complete and unabridged text for GCSE Students. Each page includes two columns, one of the play's text, the other of sidenotes giving the meanings of difficult words and explaining the literal sense of the most complex ideas. There are also footnotes which provide further support to a full understanding of the text. This includes placing the language of the play in its historical context and referring the student to other places within the text. Synopses of the action appear at ...

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Apr 4, 2008

Hamlet has the brains of an omlet...Shakespeare sneaks in some good puns, but the story is rather lackluster compared to his other works.


Oct 12, 2007


I'll admit this is a long play, but it is actually quicker to read than a person might think. This is a great tale of revenge though quite dark in tone. There are pretty good lines in this classic. This is a play one should read instead of the cliffnotes. This is an action packed family drama with an extremely high body count.

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