From the Back Cover
AOne of the most famous dramas of all time, Hamlet is the story of a young prince torn between his dual roles of ruler and son, between introspective moral questioning and swift action. The play is filled with action and provocative inquiry. The CliffsComplete Hamlet is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.