The Bard's original poetic phrases are printed side-by-side and line-by-line with the modern translation on each facing page. While Shakespeare's immortal plays have endured, the English language has changed-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare is the solution to their problem. Icons for Easy Understanding Icons preceding each study point appear in the play's text. They're cross-references that guide readers between the play's action and the explanatory notes. Added features An Introduction to Hamlet: Explains the story's background Characters: Briefly describes key people who will appear in each act Things to Watch For: Summarizes how important characters react to events taking place Historical and Social Context: Discusses how widely held ideas in Shakespeare's time are reflected in the play's action Staging: Explains how Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was suited for the play Language: Includes brief discussion of puns, plays on words, and poetic images.Shakespeare, William is the author of 'Hamlet', published 2002 under ISBN 9780764120848 and ISBN 0764120840.