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This fully annotated interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in the form of a historical novel, presents events from before the play opens, narrates and interprets the dialogue and speeches of Shakespeare’s Hamlet itself, and fills in gaps in Shakespeare’s plot. William Shakespeare’s fascinating yet difficult play of Hamlet is about four hours of spoken dialogue, and cover ...more
Kindle Edition, 807 pages
Published November 19th 2016
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Dayna
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Loved the footnotes!! This offers a fuller view of the play, though I still didn't feel the same tension or ominousness I find when reading or watching the latter. I won a Kindle edition from a Goodreads giveaway.
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May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

While it won't replace Shakespeare, this is an interesting attempt to make a "novelization" based on the script. (In the same way we get novelizations of popular films' screenplays)
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I think this is the finest, and most useful, interpretations of Hamlet ever written.

Let's start by being frank; as wonderful as Shakespeare's language is, the dialogue form that a play must be written in is just not conducive to being read. Hamlet is wonderful when heard and seen, but a damned hard slog to read. C.J. Martin has expanded on Shakespeare's work and in doing so makes it far more accessible. The work includes the original text, but by placing it into context with descript
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C J Martin grew up in Sydney, Australia, and loves dance, music, history, gardening and cooking, as well as literature.

After finishing university, C J Martin began teaching in universities before moving on to other areas in the field of education and training.

C J Martin now lives and writes near Launceston, Tasmania.

C J Martin has a BA, MA (English and History)
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