Despite the strange comment about 'victorian jokes' by Blackburn above, there is quite a lot of truth in his review. This version of the play isn't brilliant, but it would be adequate version to use when studying the play even at the highest level.
I gave up on the unambitious introduction and simply flicked back to it as i was working my way through the text.
The annotations are fine, but there are a number of lines where i felt more annotation was needed. Arden normally do a good job, (I recently re-read the Arden Hamlet, which is definitely a really great version of the play, with excellent notes and an imopressive introduction) and this version will do the job - and I'm not sure that there is anything better out there, but it might be worth having a browse before you buy.
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