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Among Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble performance. Three generations of legendary leading actors, many of whom first assembled for the ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1603)
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Huda Aweys Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, who shows him the ghost of his father, King (named Hamlet also) on the night and ask him to take revenge for his death, and…moreHamlet, Prince of Denmark, who shows him the ghost of his father, King (named Hamlet also) on the night and ask him to take revenge for his death, and succeed Hamlet at the end of it after the liquidation of the family in a series of tragic events, and injured himself fatally wounded from the sword is poisoned too.
Lies his problem in making sure of the fact that the ghost, was father of asked him already retaliation or demon Sly Thaolh in the image of his father, and the fact that the death of his father at the hands of his uncle Claudius, the current king of the country of Denmark, who married his mother (Gertrude), a wife who was considered sinful and illegitimate in Shakespeare's time and die Ophelia sad Mlcolmh after that infects the madness that flooded itself after the death of her father at the hands of Hamlet by mistake after it was eavesdropping hiding behind the cover of the dialogue between Hamlet and his mother about his father's death and her marriage to the sinner from his uncle, the current king, then he wants the brother of Ophelia fight Hamlet to avenge him for his sister and his father in front of Vtqatla Kolodius and uncle stood up in front of everyone to give Cass a delicious drink for the winner and put the poison because he knows that Hamlet will win.
Gertrude die (penalty on the relationship sinful) after that I drank accidentally poisoned wine to drink basically put Hamlet Hamlet arose after winning the killing of his uncle, and cut off his arms and put poison into the mouth of his uncle.
Hamlet Egerha Laertes duel between them during the break insidious, knowing in advance that the agreement according to the sword poisoned Claudius with Laertes on the final liquidation of Hamlet.
Ophelia, Hamlet's sweetheart, the girl is not the kind her father bless their relationship Bhammelt, damaged by a lot of Hamlet after it was alleged insanity and that he does not know (in his attempt to uncover the truth of his father's death, and so hides his intentions to avenge even sure of the truth)
How to discover the betrayal of his uncle Claudius Hamlet? Established Hamlet ceremony marking the first anniversary of the marriage of his uncle from his mother, and the coronation of his uncle Kofa Ali Denmark displayed on this ceremony, the story of betrayal known by the ghost of his father, and appeared on his uncle tension and went uncle and leave the concert Hence make sure Hamlet of betrayal of his uncle Claudius and decided to take revenge on him
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tJacksonrichards Dating Hamlet's publication is complicated because there is no 'official' version of the text but instead three significant variations published…moreDating Hamlet's publication is complicated because there is no 'official' version of the text but instead three significant variations published between 1603 - 1623. Wikipedia explains this history in brief detail, tho the article neglects to mention that the 1604 version printed by James Roberts is the first *authorized* publication of Shakespeare's text:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet#...(less)

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Madeline
May 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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Nayra.Hassan
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
متردد في قراءة هاملت..ستندم اذن!!ا
كلنا نكره الاختيارات. .و نجاهد احيانا لنلقي بها على غيرنا ..
نختار هذا اللون ..ام ذاك..ننام ام نعمل..تقرأ هاملت و لا نؤجلها؟
ننتقم ام نسامح ؟
و الاهم☀ نسلك هذا الطريق المضيء ...ام ذاك الطريق المعتم؟
نكون او لا نكون؟

ا"غاية ما دافعت به عن اب و ملك عزيز نكب أشد النكبات..هو ان اهذي هذيان الحالم..مع ان شاغل الانتقام ملأ نفسي
..جبان انا "؟؟
حسنا و من منا لم تطن في أذنه هذه الكلمات ..لمرات و مرات و نحن نلوم أنفسنا على تخاذلنا..
عن أخذ حقوقنا. ..او حقوق من نحب
للاسف سيظل هاملت
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Bill  Kerwin

I don't have any original 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 wellspring of his actions (and lack of action)--to remain an enigma, and that he achieves this by infusing the cha
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Paul Bryant
Sep 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
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
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Ana
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Here be spoilers.

This could all have been avoided if Hamlet and his posse had sought the counsel of Sassy Gay Friend.

Although Hamlet is one of the most important pieces of literature on the planet, many find it hard to understand. Basically this is what happens.

Hamlet is depressed and feeling emo af. He's got 99 problems and his dysfunctional family is the biggest one. The prince of Denmark is not a happy camper.

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He wants to kill his uncle aka the king to avenge his father. Not a good idea.

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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare
عنوانها: هملت؛ سوگنمایش هملت شاهپور دانمارک؛ تراژدی هملت : پرنس دانمارک؛ هملت شاهزاده ی دانمارک؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: در روزهای ماه مارس سال 1972 میلادی
عنوان: هملت؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: مسعود فرزاد؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب، 1337، در 290 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1346؛
عنوان: هملت؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: داریوش شاهین؛ تهران، جاویدان، 1344، در 278 ص، مصور؛
عنوان: هملت؛ سروده: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم: محمود اعتمادزاد
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Lisa
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought a skull as my only prop for Halloween dress-up, and I hope someone will recognise that I will be Hamlet. As spontaneous actions always need to be followed by bookish contemplation for full satisfaction, I am preparing for the event by rereading the whole play.

Somewhere in the middle I started laughing at Hamlet's advice to Ophelia: "To the nunnery!" For who wants to end up a breeder of sinners? I rejoiced at the fact that fake news are as old as the rotten state of states in general, an
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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, “
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
Here's the thing about Hamlet: if you see it and you hate it, you saw a terrible Hamlet. I don't care if it's given critical acclaim - fuck off, Kenneth Branagh - Hamlet is supposed to be compelling, and if you didn't find the character compelling, that actor didn't do their job. You need a Hamlet who knows the character, not a Hamlet who wants to do grace to the character or some shit.

Here's the thing: I used to hate this play. Not lowkey hate, I fucking despised it. I thought it was boring an
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Sabrina The Trash Queen
Is it possible that I had only read the first 4 scenes and Hamlet already became one of my favorite male characters ever? YES!
Why?
He’s constantly wearing black and monologuing about how literally everything is hard and making everything more dramatic then it is, is so ME!?

And this is considered a tragedy (which in some ways it is) but I found it so funny (probably because I have a dark soul) and I will definitely reread this at any given moment of peace.

I absolutely loved this play, and I’m s
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J.G. 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
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Jibran
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is only when I read and compare across languages that I realise what a hard and thankless job translation is, especially older texts and more so when there's a significant cultural distance between languages. Shakespeare's diction is so profoundly poetic and idiomatic that it might be thought untranslatable, even when it is rendered into modern English idiom, it loses its antique beauty when tampered with, like those monuments reconstructed from history that look like originals but actually a ...more
Dolors
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The sound and the crazy
“All that is amiable and excellent in nature is combined in Hamlet, with the exception of one quality. He is a man living in meditation, called upon to act by every motive human and divine, but the great object of his life is defeated by continually resolving to do, yet doing nothing but resolve.”
Lecture XII, STC.

As much as I admire Coleridge and with the boldness of having read Hamlet only once and therefore being aware I haven’t even managed to scratch the surface of the Paragon of Tragedies
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Mohammed-Makram
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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بين العبقرية و الجنون شعرة. فهل ادعى هاملت لجنون ليثأر لمقتل أبيه أم أنه جن فعلا و تصرفاته بعد ذلك هي قمة الجنون؟
في مسرحية لم ينج منها أحد من السيف أو السم أو الغرق ... هل خسر الجميع و فاز الجمهور؟

تبدأ الحكاية بموت الملك و عودة ولده هاملت إلى الدنمارك لتولي العرش فيجد أن أمه قد تزوجت عمه الذي اعتلى العرش فيصاب بالإكتئاب الشديد حزنا على والده و أمه و عرشه. يتصور طيف أبيه الذي يصرح له بأنه مات بالسم صريع مؤامرة من زوجته و أخيه و يطالب ابنه بالثأر فتتصاعد الأحداث الدرامية ذات النكهة الفلسفية كعادة
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Justin
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Updated review February 2017:
This is my third time reading Hamlet and, like a fine wine... you know the rest. I read the same copy I've had lying around for years with one page of notes on the left and the play on the right. This time I was able to read most of the play without notes which was pretty awesome. Just had to glance over to figure out what some of the words meant l, but I actually got the story this time. It's taken me three tries with a book that helps me cheat, but boy oh boy I fin
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Fernando
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Un sueño no es en sí más que una sombra."
Trevor
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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Manny
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یه اعتراف می خوام بکنم:
من قبلاً از بین کارهای شکسپیر، هملت رو اصلاً دوست نداشتم. عاشق اتللو و مکبث بودم، ولی از هملت خوشم نمی اومد اصلاً و نمی دونستم چرا معروف ترین اثر شکسپیره.

همه ى اين ها، تا وقتى شنيدم "بنديكت كمبربچ" نقش هملت رو بازى كرده. قبلاً اجراى سينمايى "مل گيبسون" رو ديده بودم، و راستش چندان كمكى نكرد كه هملت رو بيشتر دوست داشته باشم. اما بنديكت كمبربچ ماجراى ديگه ايه. با سختى اين اجرا رو پيدا كردم، و: موسيقى بى نظير، طراحى لباس بى نظير، طراحى صحنه ى بى نظير، نور پردازى بى نظير... اما
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Bookdragon Sean
Nov 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Well, I’m an English literature student and I absolutely love Shakespeare’s plays. This is nothing unusual or exciting. Most English student’s live for Shakespeare. So far I’ve enjoyed reading, and studying, everything of his that’s popped up on the reading list until this came along. My reaction surprised me most of all, I never expected to find something of Shakespeare’s that I not only dislike, but also detest. This is also one of his most revered plays, and it’s also considered one of his gr ...more
Councillor
Isn't it always a delight to delve into one of Shakespeare's world-famous plays?

Like many others, I had been forced to read Shakespeare in school (Romeo & Juliet, as in my case), and unfamiliar with all the important literary classics as I was back then, I had a lot of troubles with the rather outmoded language. After finally finishing that play, not only was I relieved to have conquered it successfully, no, it had also raised my interest for other Shakespearian plays. Macbeth, Julius Caesar
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Jason Koivu
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
"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
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Carlos
May 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I read this book I was in highschool. It was an 80-page book. The story was so short and simple, so I wondered "Why so many people say this is such a complex play/book?". A couple of years later, I bought a special edition of 592 pages: Too much? No! Why not? Because the play was written in Shakespearean English, and every single word that was not in standard English was explained at the bottom of the page, it explained the context, the uses you can have from that word.
Ok, so I re
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Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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«پس ادراك از ما يك مشت ترسو مى سازد.»

این جمله ایست که هملت در پايان تك گويى معروفش "بودن يا نبودن" می گوید؛ وقتى به خودكشى فكر مى كند، و اين كه آگاهى از احتمال مجازات پس از مرگ مردم را در خودكشى به ترديد مى اندازد، او را به این نتیجه می کشاند که «عزم در سایۀ اندیشه بیمارگونه می نماید.»
و همين جملات چه بسا كليدى باشد براى فهم تمام نمايش، و براى شناخت شخصيت هملت، مردى كه زياد مى داند، زياد فكر مى كند، زياد جوانب كار را در نظر مى گيرد، و به همين دليل مدام عمل را به تعويق مى اندازد تا جايى كه «حتی ن
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James
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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4 out of 5 stars to Hamlet, a tragedy published in 1600 by William Shakespeare. Buckle your seat belts, as I have a 38 page review to share... Just Kidding! Well, I do have a lengthy review I could include from a previous course on Shakespeare, but I will not do so here... chance are you've already read the play or seen some film adaption, perhaps even a staged version. I've seen a bunch of them and read the place 4 times (once in high school, twice in college and once just for pl
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Brina
Maybe it's just me, but I always experience disconnect when reading Shakespeare's plays. A group in catching up on classics decided upon a buddy read of Hamlet and I attempted to join in, and got through Act I only and skimmed through the rest. It's not the language- I actually only read Shakespeare to sharpen my skills. And it's not the story or even reading plays. Something about the Bard I find it hard to get through and I still can not pinpoint it.

That being said, even Act I included some t
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Manuel Antão
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, favorites
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom


 
“Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life” (title of a 2002 book by Fintan O’Toole).
 
The 23rd of April is almost upon us (*). Those of you who have been following my diatribes on this blog, know that I've been thinking about doing this for a while. Last year I put my Shakespeare project (“re-read everything from beginning to end”) on hold. I'v
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Khush
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing




The reason why Hamlet is still discussed today is that it still eludes and confounds us. This intriguing aspect of the play has kept it alive for centuries. Hamlet's doubts, questions, and inability to act strengthen him in our eyes, everything that he struggles with is deeply familiar and it reverberates, to varying degrees and in different contexts, with us even today. For instance, these six words 'to be or not to be' haunt Hamlet throughout the play, and this dilemma is no stranger to us, we
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Lyn
Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
What’s the question?

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”

Shakespeare’s most famous play? Maybe. And that quote may be his most recognizable, certainly one of the most memorable. The tragedy of the Danish prince, his revenge, the introspection and self doubt that shaped his actions, and the tragic events described in some of Shakespeare’s most provocative language is mesmerizing.

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be fals
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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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“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
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“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
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