Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Know-It-All Version

Rachel DeTemple


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Welcome to Know-It-All Shakespeare. Developed by a high-school English teacher, this series puts the richness of the Bard directly in your hand in a friendly and important way. Rather than just including a few footnotes, some sidenotes, and a frustratingly long introduction (that won’t help if you’ve never read the play before), Know-It-All Shakespeare provides a guided tour. The commentaries that are interlaced between the lines of Shakespeare will support you, amuse you, challenge you, and empower you. You’ll get important supports and questions at just the right moments, get historical context in digestible bites, and arrive at the end with a thorough and satisfying understanding along with a deep appreciation of these works that will enrich your life as well as your confidence with Shakespeare. You’ll find space to read these works on your own terms, and you’ll even laugh sometimes. Shakespeare is a gift for everyone. Know-It-All Shakespeare delivers it.


Rachel DeTemple:

Rachel DeTemple has been teaching Shakespeare for more than two decades. She has awakened a love of Shakespeare in students from the Deep South (Mississippi) to the Far North (Alaska). She has made Shakespeare fun and approachable for reluctant readers, enthusiastic readers, downright hostile readers, fledgling readers, advanced readers, adult readers, teen readers, and everyone in between.