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Hamlet is the story of the Prince of Denmark who learns of the death of his father at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. Claudius murders Hamlet's father, his own brother, to take the throne of Denmark and to marry Hamlet's widowed mother. Hamlet is sunk into a state of great despair as a result of discovering the murder of his father and the infidelity of his mother. Hamle...more
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Published by دار الحرف العربي (first published 1602)
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Madeline
Hamlet, abridged:

GHOST/DAD: Hamlet, your uncle killed me and married your mom. I want vengeance, so best get to murdering, plzthnx.

HAMLET: EEK!

OPHELIA: Hamlet, are you okay?

HAMLET: Get away from me, skankwhore!

OPHELIA: WTF? *goes from zero to crazy like that*

GERTRUDE: Kid, you need therapy.

HAMLET: And you need to be less of AN ADULTEROUS WHORE!

POLONIUS: OMG so rude!

HAMLET: Eavesdropping? I KEEL YOU!

*play goes on hold while Hamlet talks to skeletons*

LAERTES: You killed my dad and drove my sis...more
sckenda
Dec 04, 2013 sckenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Language; Searchers for Themselves
Recommended to sckenda by: Ms. McFarland
“When such a spacious mirror’s set before him, He needs must see himself.” Shakespeare

This play is a mirror. I met Hamlet in 12th grade English, and I was told that he was a man who could not make up his mind and failed to fulfill his promise to timely avenge his father's death. I was also told that Freud said that Hamlet was really Oedipus, in love with his mother and at war with the father figure. No thanks.

Here is the only plot detail necessary for you to understand my limited review. In Act...more
Paul
The Skinhead Hamlet - Shakespeare's play translated into modern English. By Richard Curtis. Yes, that Richard Curtis!

Note : those offended by the F word - LOOK AWAY NOW! And Georgia, if you've stumbled on this review by your funny old dad - this is ANOTHER Paul Bryant. Not me!

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ACT I
SCENE I
The Battlements of Elsinore Castle.

[Enter HAMLET, followed by GHOST:]

GHOST: Oi! Mush!

HAMLET: Yer?

GHOST: I was fucked!

[Exit GHOST:]

HAMLET: O Fuck.

[Exit HAMLET:]

SCENE II
The Throneroom.

[Enter KING...more
Jason
“Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.”

I don’t know what to say about Hamlet. I could go on about how it is a story of madness and revenge. I could talk about the bonds of family loyalty, the sacrifices of love, the breaches of trust and their deleterious effects on the psyche. But this is old news—Hamlet has been around for over four hundred years. What could I possibly say that hasn’t already been said?

When my wife saw I was reading Shakespeare, her snippy comment went something like, “...more
Keely
Shakespeare is an adept poet and master of the language. He layers on jokes, puns, and references everywhere. He has a massive output of work, and a number of different plots. When we compare him to other authors, it is difficult to find anyone who stacks up--but then, we're often comparing him to the wrong people.

Shakespeare didn't write books or pamphlets or epics, he wrote plays: short pieces of drama that were meant to be fast-paced and exciting. That they are mainly experienced today as bou...more
Manny
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Trevor
Feb 09, 2008 Trevor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humans
Shelves: literature
I’ve always meant to talk to my mate George about Hamlet and I guess this is as good an opportunity to do so as any.

There are different things I would say to different people about Hamlet – and as this is the near perfect play I guess there ought to be many and various things one could say about it.

The oddest thing about Hamlet is that people always tend to say the same thing – they always say, “Oh yes, Hamlet, the man who hesitates”. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t believe i...more
Ian Paganus
A Young Lawyer’s Guide to "Hamlet":

Head Note

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – Young Hamlet still mourns his father’s death – doesn’t like King Claudius marrying his mother, Queen Gertrude, so soon

Ophelia's brother, Laertes, warns her not to fall in love with Young Hamlet - her father Polonius fears she will be hurt

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern investigate Young Hamlet’s strange behavior – Polonius believes he loves Ophelia

Ghost of Hamlet tells Young Hamlet he was poisoned by King Cla...more
Jason Koivu
"To be or not to be...," that is not my favorite line. My favorite is: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times."

It's that recollection of innocent days that gets me every time, because you know Hamlet is being swept up in a vortex of innocence lost.

STUPID ADULTS! They screw up everything!

I grew up in a truly idyllic setting. As childhoods go, mine was a joy. But then you grow up and you wake up t...more
Aubrey
I first encountered Hamlet in comic book form, alongside many other Shakespeare plays portrayed with fantastical characters in all shades, poses, and degrees of perverseness. The strongest memory from that time consists of the titular character, blonde head posing with an innocent expression between a hawk and a handsaw. Some time later I was intrigued to learn that Shakespeare himself had performed in productions as the infamous ghost. Nothing else of his acting career stayed in my brain, which...more
Caris
THIS BOOK IS ABOUT GO FUCK YOURSELF.
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Final body count = 8

Got the hots for your sister-in-law? Wanna be king? Just bump off your brother and marry his wife! Then your nephew will be your stepson, but you will call him "cousin." Very soon, you and everyone around you will be dead, and some Norwegian dude will plop his dimply butt in your throne.

Cheryl
HAMLET is certainly an artistic failure. T.S. Eliot

This once-fashionable judgment of Shakespeare's huge play is not shared by the majority of those who have experienced it on the page or in the theatre. In fact, it is compared with "The Divine Comedy" or "Paradise Lost", "Ulysses" or "In Search of Lost Time" as essential intellectual experiencing.

What is the reason for the play's transcendence over other western classics? In my opinion, Hamlet stands alone as a character who is so charismatic, h...more
Grace Tjan
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Hamlet vs Winnie-the-Pooh



Sometimes Winnie-the-Pooh likes a game of some sort
when he comes downstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit
quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This eve-
ning—
"What about a story?" said Christopher Robin.
"What about a story?" I said.
"Could you very sweetly tell Winnie-the-Pooh one?"
"I suppose I could," I said. "What sort of stories does
he like?"
"About himself. Because he's that sort of Bear."
"...more
Kira
Hamlet himself is probably one of the most unsavory, melodramatic, whiny, self-obsessed, misogynistic and ridiculous characters Shakespeare ever concocted. If I were rating this book based on the character of Hamlet, I wouldn't give it any stars. Just a good, hard kick in the pants.

But I'm a fool for Shakespeare. I'm a fool for his language, this brilliance he cuts from his skin and pours on to the paper. I'm a fool for his ability to work an insanely gripping and engaging plot out of a premise...more
Ophelia
This guy completely creeps me out:



Do you realise I had to stage my own suicide to get rid of him? That thing he does with the skull? It isn't the half of it....but you really don't want to know.

Nah. This is the guy for me. Sweet, brings me flowers and honey. Has the cutest friends.



Go Winnie.
Sparrow
Jul 12, 2010 Sparrow rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people, people with power
Recommended to Sparrow by: High school English
In high school, I made the mistake of thinking that Hamlet was an angst-ridden loser who was pissed about having to take algebra when he “knew he was never going to use it.” Not that I had any problems with angst. Big fan. I just thought he failed at angst. He wasn’t the dreamy eyed poet, he was the kid in class who made everyone cringe by shooting his hand up to complain about the abstract unfairness of the school system (or universe. Whatever). I saw the beautiful words, but they only meant wo...more
Brad
Is there a better artistic expression of death's myriad manifestations than Shakespeare's Hamlet? I say no. In my counter-factual universe I see William Shakespeare as a Lieutenant at the First Somme. Imagine the war poetry that Shakespeare could have written. Perhaps one such war sonnet would have gone something like this:

My subaltern’s eyes will ne’er again see the sun,
Exposed hearts are more red than whores lips are red;
If we go o’er the top we are sure to face the gun;
And those caught on...more
Eh?Eh!
CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH REVIEWS

WINNIE THE POOH vs. HAMLET

In a darkly-lit conference room, in a secret hidden fortress complex deep under the waterways of Venice, Italy, a meeting of the most horrible minds on Earth convenes.

Patrick Bateman (of American Psycho fame), Jar-Jar Binks, Dick Cheney, Satan, and Mr. Burns (of The Simpsons fame). Sit nervously around a table.

Satan: It’s been fifteen minutes? Do you think he’s coming?

Dick Cheney: He always does this… he makes us wait just to show us who’s in...more
K.D. Absolutely
Jan 15, 2013 K.D. Absolutely rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: Newsweek's Metalist 100
Shelves: play, classics, metalist
My second read book by William Shakespeare and I am happy I read finally read this.

This No Fear Shakespeare series has both the original Shakespeare texts on the left side and the modern English translation on the right side. The lines are put side by side. I read the modern texts first and then afterwards, the original texts. Just like the experience that I had reading the first book of this format that I read last year, Barron's A Midsummer Night's Dream (4 stars), I had an exhilarating time....more
Chris
Once, there was a prince. He was an only child, and his mother seemed to love him. Then his father was murdered. Then, his mother married his father's murderer. The country fell into civil war.

Makes you feel sorry for James I and VI doesn't it?

Once, there was a prince. He was very depressed, suicidal even. He saw things, like ghosts and demons. Sadly, this was before prozac and other drugs. He killed people.

That's Hamlet. King James believed in witches, and once he got to rule on his own, he se...more
Jonathan
Sep 06, 2014 Jonathan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shakespeare admirers (as in of his work)
I've read a few of the more popular Shakespeare texts and still have many more to read. I would love to fully complete his entire collection due to the brilliance of the bard. But you didn't want to read about my meetings with Shakespeare did you? You want a review of Hamlet. And a review you shall have as soon as I...

Here we are. Review generated.

When I first picked up Hamlet I thought to myself: 'This will be just like every other of Shakespeare's plays. I'll enjoy the story and find the prose...more
Chiara Pagliochini

Signore e signori, essendo oggi una domenica particolarmente stanca, ho deciso di fare una cosa un po’ diversa dal mio solito e di coinvolgervi in un piccolo esperimento sociale. L’esperimento è volto a dimostrare che ognuno di noi ha almeno una conoscenza empirica di base del signor Billy Shakespeare e delle sue opere. Come possiamo citare a memoria frasi della Bibbia senza averla mai letta per intero, come citiamo la Divina Commedia o le poesie che abbiamo imparato alle elementari, così siamo...more
Sakkfeminizmus
For Turnir Szelebrity Death Matsch

Hamlet - Eyre

Danish Gambit

1. e4 e5

2. d4 exd4

"A rat!" Hamlet brutálisan áldozatot Polonius.

3. c3 dxc3

"Willow, willow, willow". Ophelia megfullad.

4. Bc4 cxb2

És most Laertes is szúrta. Aaaargh!

5. Bxb2

Position after 5. Bxb2

Hamlet zárak Jane a börtönben, orzött Grace Poole, és azt tervezi, hogy tulajdonképpen egy "double penetration" segítségével B/b2 és B/c4. ("Bishops are penises" - Reuben Fine)

5... d5

Jane, akit Angelina Jolie a Lara Croft, azonnal gyógyszerek Poole, és tesz egy ninja...more
Bill  Kerwin

I don't really have any important insights to share from this most recent of god-knows-how-many readings, but this time through I was really struck by: 1) what a damn fine piece of stagecraft this is, from the suspenseful, moody opening on the castle battlements to the solemn dead march carrying the prince offstage, and 2) how Shakespeare seems to want Hamlet's personality--particularly the wellsprings of his actions (and lack of action)--to remain an enigma, and that he achieves this by infusin...more
midnightfaerie
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare has got to be high on my list of the Shakespeare plays. Although Much Ado About Nothing, so far, is still my favorite, I think Hamlet has made a close second. Intrigue, love, betrayal, and a man struggling with his internal desires are just a few of the things this story contains. I had never read or seen Hamlet up until now and my eyes are opening to just how many references to this play I have read in books or seen in...more
Henry Avila
Hamlet a kindly man, and longtime student(over ten years), at the University of Wittenberg,Germany. But his carefree life is destroyed, when his father dies suddenly.Having the misfortune to be a Prince of Denmark.Duty demands, going back to the royal palace. At Elsinore, overlooking the Baltic Sea,which controls its entrance.The new King his uncle, has married Hamlet's mother ,the Queen! And thus gaining the throne, just a month after the King's funeral.The ruler was an elective office then.Mor...more
Brad
Dear Hamlet Hater,

Hey you! Yeah. You! How the fuck can you dislike Hamlet?!

I'm not talking about the play here; I am talking about the man. Fuck you and your bullshit about his "indecision," that indecision sets him apart. Unlike everyone else in the play -- who slay their foes willy-nilly or embrace their personal ignorance to engage in tacit murder or let their passions o'errule their reason -- Hamlet takes his time with his revenge, refusing to be fooled by a damned ghost, looking for proof,...more
Brad
I have loved Hamlet for most of my life. I've read it, performed in it, read it again and again, seen it on stage countless times, performed in Stoppard’s 15 minute version, read it again and again and again, and taught it over and over. I have always loved it.

But not this time.

I finished re-reading it last night (I've one more class to teach tomorrow), and I feel like I've just fallen out of love. You know that feeling when you still love someone but you're no longer in love? That's where I se...more
Riku Sayuj
Single Quote Review:

Every character in Hamlet, if not crazy, then criminal.

~ Chateaubriand.
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr...more
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