With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, this edition of Hamlet provides The First Quarto Text (1603) and the First Folio Text (1623), edited to the highest standards of scholarship. Detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text. A full, illustrated introduction.
The fullest available stage history of the First Quarto Text. A full index to the introduction and notes. A select bibliography of references and further reading.
Hamlet, The Texts of 1603 and 1623 is a companion to the core volume in a ground-breaking edition of three Hamlet texts Hamlet, The Second Quarto Text (1604-1605). Readers of both editions have, for the first time, a unique opportunity to study the three surviving texts of Hamlet experienced by Shakespeares contemporaries, fully modernized and edited by leading scholars.