No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of "Hamlet" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.
Each No Fear Shakespeare contains
• The complete text of the original play
• A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
• A complete list of characters with descriptions
• Plenty of helpful commentary
No Fear Shakespeare, you are a AMAZING!! I never would've gotten through this play without you!!!
Having the modern text on the opposite page was really helpful to understand the play and made reading it an enjoyable experience instead of a tedious chore. I don't normally read Shakespeare because of the language he used but if No Fear Shakespeare can make it this easy, I might reconsider.
Hamlet is a play that follows the story of a young prince, named Hamlet, who tries to deal with the circumstances of his lovable father's death. When we first meet Hamlet, his fathers death is still fresh and are soon informed that the king's demise may have been more suspicious than it originally seemed. We, as readers, then follow Hamlet as he vows revenge, descends into madness and depression and experiences a heavy betrayal until we arrive at the final confrontation.
Hamlet deals with the themes of murder, depression, suicide, betrayal, love and madness. It was a very enjoyable read, however it is not a play that should be taken lightly. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to enrich themselves in Shakespeare's culture or read a timeless classic. And with the help on No Fear Shakespeare, anyone can understand it! - Stephanie (QBD)