Hamlet : With a wealth of helpful and incisive commentary, this edition of Hamlet provides: The Second Quarto Text (1604-1605), edited to the highest standards of scholarship. Additional passages found only in the 1623 Folio text. Detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text. A full, illustrated introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts. An in-depth survey of critical approaches to the play. A full index to the introduction and notes. A select bibliography of references and further reading.