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    Hello.

    I will be studying Hamlet and Macbeth on my Access course (A Level standard; Level 3 course) and I am wondering if there are books with the play inside with notes of meaning etc etc.

    Any suggestions appreciated
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    If by 'books with notes of meaning inside' you mean books that have the definition or explanation of words and phrases printed next to the text, then most definitely. You can definitely get the Oxford and Cambridge versions of the plays, which should contain word meanings. If you're unsure, jump on Amazon as they usually have a 'look inside' feature for their books
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    (Original post by Embla)
    If by 'books with notes of meaning inside' you mean books that have the definition or explanation of words and phrases printed next to the text, then most definitely. You can definitely get the Oxford and Cambridge versions of the plays, which should contain word meanings. If you're unsure, jump on Amazon as they usually have a 'look inside' feature for their books
    Thanks for heads-up
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    (Original post by figuresk8rstudent)
    Hello.

    I will be studying Hamlet and Macbeth on my Access course (A Level standard; Level 3 course) and I am wondering if there are books with the play inside with notes of meaning etc etc.

    Any suggestions appreciated
    Oxford plays are really good. They have nice thick paper where you can write in and highlight and it won't bleed into the next page.

    However, I do like The Arden Shakespeare. However, those are only used for uni essays as they are very academic. They are also very expensive too.

    So either one of those prints are good. I have an Arden Hamlet with me at uni now for my next module and I've had a flick through and it looks very well developed and not just sustained but goes into real depth. I also used the Oxford one for Measure for Measure and that was good, but I would personally use the Arden ones!
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Oxford plays are really good. They have nice thick paper where you can write in and highlight and it won't bleed into the next page.

    However, I do like The Arden Shakespeare. However, those are only used for uni essays as they are very academic. They are also very expensive too.

    So either one of those prints are good. I have an Arden Hamlet with me at uni now for my next module and I've had a flick through and it looks very well developed and not just sustained but goes into real depth. I also used the Oxford one for Measure for Measure and that was good, but I would personally use the Arden ones!
    Hey!

    Thanks for the tips.

    Looked at both and think Oxford is the way to go for me
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    Most plays with have notes, but sometimes they're not very extensive. I use the penguin editions, but they have endnotes so they're not actually very efficient.
    I've found the best copies notes-wise are the New Mermaids editions, but as someone else said, check amazon 'look inside' or go to a Waterstones and have a browse, they should have a couple of different ones
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    The Arden Shakespeare versions are the best imo. Good introductions with relevant contextual info and very precise footnotes.
 
 
 
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