Published from a manuscript dated 1710 and possibly deriving from an early English troupe touring the Continent, this version of the play is entitled Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished). FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins U P, 1992. Since Barton Hall was destroyed by fire in 1914, it is now impossible to know exactly where this remarkable book was found. And even Hamlet was acknowledged to have a direct prose source: The Hystorie of Hamblet, an English translation of François de Belleforest’s French translation of the Hamlet story in Saxo Grammaticus’s medieval Gesta Danorum. Terms of useThe Huntington Library has graciously contributed the above images from their collections. The S1, H10, and H20 all provide a direct connection to the LIRR hub at Huntington (the station itself is actually located in the hamlet of Huntington Station ) Wilson, J. Dover. Make Offer - Shakespeare's Hamlet the Second Quarto, 1604 Huntington Library Repro. What Bunbury had found was recognizably Hamlet, but it was radically di›fferent from the play that was, already by 1823, the most highly prized and revered work of English literature. States deals with how spectators experience the play and how ambiguous Hamlet is. The writer of the report in the Literary Gazette expressed not only “gratification that an edition of Hamlet anterior to any hitherto known to the world has just been brought to light.” Like many other contemporary commenters on Q1, he also emphasized his “surprise that it should have been so long hidden,” for “it is a strange thing that such a volume … should have been su›ffered to be undiscovered or unnoticed among the lumber of any library.” He suggested that the book had been previously owned by Bunbury’s ancestor Thomas Hanmer, editor of the first Oxford Shakespeare (1743–44), although given Bunbury’s own, presumably more reliable, ideas about its provenance, the newspaper may have simply been associating it with Bunbury’s famous Shakespearean relative. Since the eighteenth century, then, the idea that there was a Hamlet before Hamlet has haunted Shakespearean editors and critics. TEACHERS New: Virtual School Programs for Fall 2020, TEACHERS & STUDENTS NEW: Virtual School Programs for Fall 2020, SUPPORT THE HUNTINGTON Give the Gift of Membership, Posted on October 16, 2019 by By Zachary Lesser. The Huntington's copy of the first edition of the play upended the play's history. 1964. He had recently inherited the manor and was taking an inventory of his new holdings, which fortuitously led him to this book that otherwise might have continued to rest on the shelf unknown and unread. But revising an earlier play of Henry VI was one thing; revising a previous Hamlet, Shakespeare’s masterpiece, posed far greater concerns. Like so much else about Q1, exactly how this book made its way into Bunbury’s closet remains a mystery. In Hamlet After Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Zachary Lesser, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, examines how the improbable discovery of Q1 has forced readers to reconsider accepted truths about Shakespeare as an author and about the nature of Shakespeare’s texts. In what seems to have been the earliest public report of the discovery, the Literary Gazette told its readers that Q1 contained “new readings, of infinite interest; sentiments expressed, which greatly alter several of the characters; differences in the names; and many minor points which are extremely curious.” This Hamlet was about half the length of the familiar version, and to some its poetry seemed only a “poor version” of the speeches they already knew, although others found many new “lines of great beauty.” Some of the most famous lines, in fact, were di›fferent. The plot followed broadly the same trajectory, but with a number of “extremely curious” variations: “To be or not to be” and the ensuing “nunnery scene” with Ophelia (Ofelia in Q1) were transposed to an earlier point in the play; in the so-called closet scene, the Queen (here called Gertred) explicitly denied any knowledge of the murder of Hamlet’s father and vowed to assist her son in revenge, shedding new light on a long-standing debate about her character; and in a scene with no parallel in the familiar version of the play, Horatio told the Queen of Hamlet’s adventures at sea, and the two proceeded to conspire against Claudius. Credit Line The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. A small collection, for example, is in the Huntington Library in California. SOURCE: "Hamlet's Therapy," inThe Huntington Library Quarterly,Vol. Visitors may link to or download these images for personal research or non-commercial publication. [Below, Jorgensen undertakes a psychological study of Hamlet's malady in terms of Renaissance and Freudian interpretations of melancholy as repressed anger, misdirected toward one's self rather than expressed outwardly. Polonius’s name had oddly become Corambis, his servant Reynaldo had turned into Montano, and scattered throughout the text were numerous other di›fferences large and small, at the broad level of plot and character and at the narrow level of single word choices. Huntington Bancshares, a bank headquartered in Columbus, Ohio Huntington Library , an institution in San Marino, California, established by Henry E. Huntington Huntington Avenue Grounds , a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts Description: Huntington Library Quarterly publishes articles on the literature, history, and art of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in Britain and America, with special emphasis on: the interactions of literature, politics, and religion; the social and political contexts of literary and art history; textual and bibliographical studies, including the history of printing and publishing; In 1823, Sir Henry Bunbury found an old book, “a small quarto, barbarously cropped, and very ill-bound,” in a closet of the manor house of Great Barton, Suffolk. Similarly, as we shall see in Chapter 1, many scholars believed that Shakespeare began his career by revising the dramas of other playwrights. Again and again, we encounter missing texts, cryptic allusions, and bibliographic shades. Huntington Public Library (HPL) serves the 34,000 residents of the Huntington Public Library District, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Bunbury’s “small quarto” contained twelve of Shakespeare’s plays, nearly all in their first editions, including Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and several of the histories. The NSU women’s basketball team made it to the Elite Eight in San Antonio, Texas. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington and located in San Marino, California Descriptive content and transcriptions will continue to be added, updated and expanded. The entire textual history of Hamlet is haunted by bibliographic ghosts. The S1 operates along Route 110 from Halesite to Amityville, while the H10, H20, and H30 (operated by Huntington Area Rapid Transit serve different portions of the village. Images should be captioned with information about the original source, and quotations should be footnoted. Whereas these editors had remained completely silent about the German play, a century later entire books were devoted to its relationship to Q1. Indeed, even Q1 existed as a faint echo before Bunbury found it: Malone noted that the second quarto (Q2) claimed on its title page to be “Newly imprinted and enlarged to almost as much againe as it was, according to the true and perfect Coppie,” and he correctly inferred that “from [these] words it is manifest that a former less perfect copy had been issued from the press.”. But Sir William seems to have had no idea what he had on his hands; he drew no special attention to the book, and it lay quietly on that shelf in Barton Hall for two more generations. Get this from a library! The Huntington holds one of only two known copies of the first published version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Shakespeare's Hamlet the Second Quarto, 1604 (Reproduction of the Huntington Library Copy) Hardcover – Facsimile, January 1, 1964 by William Shakespeare (Author) For more information about The Huntington's reproduction policy and citation guidelines, please visit their webpages. The diary contained another ghost of Hamlet: “9 of June 1594, R[eceive]d at hamlet… viiij s.” Is this the Hamlet to which Nashe and Lodge refer? XXVII, 1963-64, pp. Ware on outside cover (see picture) hard cover and pages inside excellent condition *Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Figure 2: title page of Q2 Hamlet. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, known as The Huntington, is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and Arabella Huntington (c.1851–1924) and located in San Marino, California, United States. While we know that some kind of Hamlet play was being performed in London as early as 1589, we have very little idea of its content, despite frequent attempts to imagine it. to nature’s marvels (no thanks, orchid that mimics a … But the story I will tell deals repeatedly with loss, destruction, and reconstruction. The Sharks ended their historic season with a loss to Western Washington University, 80-76. Today we are decreasingly interested in what was formerly the big question of the play: Was Hamlet mad? Not on view. Copy-specific informationCreator: William ShakespeareTitle: The tragicall historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shake-speare. What is its connection to Shakespeare’s play? When Q1 reemerged from its purgatory in Barton Hall, however, all that changed. This was a copy of the first quarto of Hamlet (Q1), published a year prior to the earliest text of the play then known and, at the same time, the unique example of the edition.