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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

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Dive into the tragedy that many critics regard not only as Shakespeare's finest play, but also as one of the best literary works ever produced. Set in Denmark, Hamlet recounts the events that transpire after the King is murdered by his brother Claudius, who then marries his brother's widow. Prince Hamlet uncovers the true nature of his father's death and feigns madness to create a trap. A must-read for fans of classic literature.

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    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (Voracious_Reader, kxlly)
    Voracious_Reader: Existentialist, tragicomedy based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Very different from Shakespeare's Hamlet and yet there's a definite, deep connection between the two.
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    Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Pattty)
    Pattty: Si te gustó Hamlet seguro te gustará Macbeth, que es una historia buena y mucho más "macabra"
  3. 40
    King Lear by William Shakespeare (kara.shamy)
  4. 30
    Let Me Tell You by Paul Griffiths (alanteder)
    alanteder: A novel from Ophelia's point of view constructed using only the 481 words used by Ophelia in the play (from all Quartos and First Folio editions). The technique is called Oulipo, creating a literature work using constricted, limited resources.
  5. 10
    Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Sergio88)
    Sergio88: Perhaps the spanish play most similar to Hamlet.
  6. 10
    Hamlet [sound recording] by Dmitri Shostakovich (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: The music by Shostakovich is ideally experienced in Kozintsev's movie for which it was composed, but it stands well on its own as a symphonic poem and makes a fine soundtrack to the play as well.
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    Ophelia by Lisa Klein (Anonymous user)
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    The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: The modern text of Hamlet and the First Quarto make an interesting and thought-provoking comparison. Little is known about the foundations of Q1, but it opens the door of endless speculation about Elizabethan authorship, publishing, piracy and what not.
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (kara.shamy)
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    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: A challenging novel that incorporates several allusions/references to Hamlet.
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    Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley (DLSmithies)
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    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (kara.shamy)
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 Gothic Literature: Reading Group #23 (Hamlet)56 unread / 56alaudacorax, September 2013

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Good student study guide of side by side text facing modern version. Informative introduction. ( )
  sacredheart25 | Apr 30, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this one when I had to study this in high school. Everything about this is perfect, from the plot to the characters to the atmosphere. I loved Hamlet himself, such a fascinating character! He is brooding, he is amusing, he is clever. He has to deal with the revelation of his father's "foul and unnatural" murder, that his uncle is to blame - who has now very conveniently married his mother Gertrude. There of course is always the debate about his madness: how much is he faking it, how much is he genuinely mad? He pushes and pulls poor Ophelia around which brings about her own madness and subsequent death. The ending is as one expects from Shakesphere, moving and tragic but very beautiful. ( )
  sophiesapphire | Apr 14, 2024 |
The book was hard to understand but with the modern version beside me, it made much more sense. Hamlet was a good book with many suspense and global issues such as health problems during the time. ( )
  RonaldLeong | Sep 14, 2023 |
Not my favorite Shakespeare but I did enjoy reading this one. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
You cannot give Hamlet, as written, a bad review. Starting out as a simple revenge tragedy, it just stretches out to a study of our attitude to life itself. The characters are well drawn, and while the conflict is clear, "Is Hamlet going to exact revenge for his father's death? And on Whom?" We readers soon are drawn to examining our own conflicts, and the solutions we have, or will have tried for them. At the end, after " ...carnal,Bloody and unnatural acts, of accidental judgements,casual slaughters,of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause...and purposes mistook fall'n on the inventor's heads"...the stage is filled with corpses, and only a messager character Horatio is left to explain to the eventual heir of the country what happened. As with almost all of the plays, you will find yourself reading aloud. The play was presented to the Lord Chamberlain in 1602. I seem to have read it nine times. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 5, 2023 |
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Drama. Fiction. HTML:

Dive into the tragedy that many critics regard not only as Shakespeare's finest play, but also as one of the best literary works ever produced. Set in Denmark, Hamlet recounts the events that transpire after the King is murdered by his brother Claudius, who then marries his brother's widow. Prince Hamlet uncovers the true nature of his father's death and feigns madness to create a trap. A must-read for fans of classic literature.

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Etre ou ne pas être... 
Un chef-d'oeuvre intemporel?
Telle est la question.
Dithering Hamlet
can't decide to do the deed.
Finally, all die.
(Sasha Newborn)
Kill him already!
Your father's ghost told you to!
All die thanks to you!
(hillaryrose7)

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