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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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Hamlet

145 ratings, 19 reviews

Shakespeare's immortal play Hamlet needs little introduction, but in short: A Danish prince learns from his father (now a ghost) that he was murdered by his own brother Claudius, who married the prince's mother and took the throne. Full of angst and doubt, Hamlet spends the rest of the play wracked with indecision: to kill or not to kill Claudius, that is... one of the nagging questions. But all the uncertainty at hand is the best part - Is Hamlet really crazy or is he just putting on a show? Is the ghost really his dad or is Hamlet truly nuts?

It is its layers of potential meaning that make Shakespeare's play so monumental. There is the standard reading that says Hamlet lags in action because he's in fact torn with guilt; then there's the alternative reading that says he hated his father and loved his mother a little too much, thus his inaction is based on some Oedipal complex. Again, it's up to the reader to decide. What's more we have some of the most vivid soliloquies in Shakespeare, including "to be or not to be" and many more. Finally, before reading Hamlet for the first time, it's advisable to see a staging of the play, as it was written to be performed. To do otherwise would be like reading a screenplay of a movie you have never seen.

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Rod Rodriguez

March 31, 2014

William shakespear is pretty gay, not gonna lie

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Madeline Wilks

March 19, 2014

The layout is not the best and can be confusing. This version also has no footnotes which is helpful when studying this particular work of Shakespeare.

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Albie Hoheb

January 16, 2014

Awesome

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Gabe Sullivan

November 14, 2013

It is terriable but. Ok

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Alaina Williford

September 24, 2013

Who names their son hamlet

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Elmer J Fap

September 13, 2013

Hey andrew castaldi its the play book for the play dumbass

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Andrew Castaldi

June 06, 2013

That is the worst book ever it's just people talking back and forth

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Holly David

May 24, 2013

I didn't understand it

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Ashli Pass

May 10, 2013

If shakespeare was still alive me and would be great friends

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Shelby Young

February 12, 2013

I'm sad

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Amber Sasse

January 07, 2013

I think this book is really extrodinary hamlet just cant make up his mind

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Boogii Erka

November 27, 2012

Great!

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Alaa Stalingrad

September 18, 2012

Fantastic Novel Ever .

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Bill Klos

June 19, 2012

The ultimate drama

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Hann C

June 12, 2012

Great read.

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Nikolas Makarskiy

January 15, 2012

Great!

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Nikolas Makarskiy

January 15, 2012

Great!

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Nikolas Makarskiy

January 15, 2012

Great!

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Nikolas Makarskiy

January 15, 2012

Great!