The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by the English playwright William Shakespeare and first published in 1603. It's Shakespeare's longest play with 30,557 words.
The play is set in Denmark and depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother. The king's ghost asks 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.
2 hours 40 minutes (32191 words)
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