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En una gélida noche, tan funesta que el viento se vuelve mensajero de terribles presagios, Hamlet, Horacio y tres soldados se reúnen con el propósito de desentrañar el misterio en torno al espectro que ha aparecido en las últimas noches cerca del castillo. Solo hablará con Hamlet, pues esa criatura castigada a vagar por las tierras de Elsinor fue su padre, el último rey de ...more
Paperback, Edición bilingüe, 360 pages
Published May 2015 by Penguin Ramdom House (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
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
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Bill Kerwin

I don't have any earth-shattering insights to share from this most recent of god-knows-how-many readings, but this time through I was 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
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Paul Bryant
Sep 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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jessica
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
shakespeare when pitching this play, probably: this is my OC hamlet. hes a prince. hes bisexual. hes moody, brooding, and is anywhere between the ages of 16 to 30 years old. and no, i am not taking constructive criticism.

well, let me tell you what. im sold! i love hamlet. i love his angsty monologues. i love his sassy remarks. i love that he cant seem to shut up. i love his relationship with horatio. i love everything about him avoiding osric and his hat. i love that hes OTT and i seriously cant
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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, 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
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Sabrina
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: almost-favorites
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?
Hes 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 Im so
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Elle (ellexamines)
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
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daph pink  || 君は
if you don't ship Hamratio did you even read the play???
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
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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,
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Jason
Madness in great ones must not unwatchd go.

I dont 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 newsHamlet has been around for over four hundred years. What could I possibly say that hasnt already been said?

When my wife saw I was reading Shakespeare, her snippy comment went something like, What
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Maureen
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
According to reports, Gillian Flynn is set to release a retelling of Hamlet as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project in 2021, so this felt like the right time to reread this delightful Shakespeare play. Enjoyed all over again!
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 ...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 havent even managed to scratch the surface of the Paragon of Tragedies, I
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J.L.   Sutton
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.

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Not sure how many times I've read or watched William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The writing is fantastic! It's amazing to me how much of this play now exists in the realm of well-known quotes (more so than in any other Shakespeare play I'm aware of). Still, and I'm sure this is owing to Shakespeare's great talent, it feels fresh and I'm engaged in the story. And it is a story that works on so many levels. One of my favorite Shakespeare plays!
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Manny
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Trevor
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humans
Shelves: literature
Ive 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. Ive said it before and Ill say it again, I dont believe in
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Sean Barrs
Well, Im an English literature student and I absolutely love Shakespeares plays. This is nothing unusual or exciting. Most English students live for Shakespeare. So far Ive enjoyed reading, and studying, everything of his thats popped up on the reading list until this came along. My reaction surprised me most of all, I never expected to find something of Shakespeares that I not only dislike, but also detest. This is also one of his most revered plays, and its also considered one of his greatest ...more
Amit Mishra
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Because the figure of Hamlet has so fascinated successive generations, the play has provoked more discussion, more performances and more scholarship than any other in the whole history of world drama.
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Update: I've been messaging with an academic who wants to quote this review in a scholarly research article! They liked that this review was so "pithy," LOL. I'm kind of tickled.

My favorite Shakespeare play! Murdering throne-usurping uncle, Hamlet's ghost father demanding revenge, pretend insanity, death, real insanity, everyone plotting against each other, death, play within a play, more death, all wrapped up with insanely good poetry. And death. But the revenge comes first, so it's all good.
James
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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
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Fabian {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
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Jason Koivu
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Mark André
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

... and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural
shocks
That flesh is heir to ...

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, theres the
rub ... what dreams may come ...
Must give us pause:

To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscoverd country from
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Michael Finocchiaro
The genius in Shakespeare is that the text is so full of poetry and ambiguity that it can be interpreted (and often with reason) is diametrically opposed ways. TS Elliott thought it was a hack job whereas Coleridge saw it as a play about melancholy and inaction, Freud says Oedipus and AC Bradley sees a hero awakening to his fate. Somewhere in there, one must read the text for oneself and revel in its beauty and violence.

I watched both the 1948 film version by Laurence Olivier (2h46) and the
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  Not a whit. We defy augury. Theres a special
providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,
tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now.
If it be not now, yet it will comethe readiness
is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what
is t to leave betimes? Let be.


The definition of masterpiece. The exposure of the depth of human nature. The uncertainty that gnaws our souls and weakens our will. The despair. The injustice. The madness, real or not. The struggle. The regrets and
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✨    jamieson   ✨
Hamlet teaches us all an important lesson. If you keep your head down, stay doing gay shit with your friends at college and never come home you'll be okay

in all seriousness, Hamlet insisting on wearing black all the time and frequently monologuing about how every decision is too hard and he's a mess is Relatable TM so I love him
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 OToole).
 
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've
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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 ...more

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