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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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May 25, 07

bookshelves: theatre, brit-lit, wits-and-fools, 1500-1700, shakespeare, great-and-terrible-men
Recommended for: everyone. Even if you don't like Shakespeare. It's necessary.
Read in September, 2003

I do not know how I would get by in my other literary experiences without knowing this play at at least the moderate level that I do. There are countless other books (Ulysses being the first that comes to mind) that reference it or use it as a major theme, and I think I would have missed out on a lot if I didn't have this in my arsenal.

I love the "piece of work is man" speech so much. And "rogue and peasant slave".

I am obviously not qualified to really review Hamlet. And besides, it's Hamlet, who doesn't know that it's fantastic already?
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Jason You are most certainly qualified. More than most, I'd say.


message 2: by Kelly (last edited Nov 24, 2012 06:29PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kelly Ha, I don't know about that. My degrees are in subjects that do not include Hamlet! I do keep meaning to come back and write a more substantial review of this, though. I've dodged writing reviews of a few of my favorite works, including this one. I think its because I love the books so much I thought I couldn't possibly express that in a way that didn't make me appear to be a tween fangirl or just plain incoherent. There are a couple books I loove I've never reviewed for that reason. One day I do have to come back and give it a shot though. Thanks for the reminder.


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