Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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by William Shakespeare

Tragedy Drama Revenge Madness Mortality Deception Political Intrigue The Nature of Evil The Complexity of Action

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by the English playwright William Shakespeare, first published in 1603. At 30,557 words, it is Shakespeare's longest play.

The play is set in Denmark and tells the story of Prince Hamlet and his revenge on his uncle, Claudius, who murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize the throne and marry Hamlet's mother. The ghost of the king urges his son to take revenge on his murderer.

The play vividly portrays both true love and betrayal, as well as madness and physical violence, and the transformation of deep grief into unbridled rage. It also explores themes of incest and moral corruption.

The play has been adapted into many films and television shows over the years. Many of the play's famous lines are still frequently quoted today.

"FRANCISCO at his post. Enter to him BERNARDO
BERNARDO: Who's there?
FRANCISCO: Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself.
BERNARDO: Long live the king!"


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William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's grea...

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.


What’s Hecuba to him, or he to her, That he should weep for her?


I have that within which passeth show, These but the trappings and the suits of woe.


To be or not to be—that is the question.


My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

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