Hamlet has made a deep mark within the English language and the world of theatre at-large. Addressing themes of
incest, revenge and moral corruption, Hamlet enjoyed success as one of William Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and is frequently performed today, having topped the Royal Shakespeare
Company's performance list since 1879.
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More About Hamlet - Betrayal, Madness and Revenge
The longest of Shakespeare's works, Hamlet contains some of the most celebrated lines in English literature. Written
especially for the lead tragedy actor of The Lord Chamberlain's Men, Richard Burbage, Hamlet demands much from the
performers assuming its roles. Heart-wrenching soliloquies and tense chemistry between actors drive forth its elegant and
Hamlettells the story of the Prince of Denmark and his struggle to avenge his father's recent death. The King's
ghost, allegedly originally played by Shakespeare himself, reveals to the young prince that he was murdered by Hamlet's Uncle,
Claudius and persuades his son to revenge his death. Throughout the play Hamlet fights a moral dilemma that slowly drives
him insane. Hamlet's emotional undoing eventually yields dire consequences for both Claudius and those around him.
Hamlet shows the great English wordsmith at his most provocative, with great philosophical questions compressed
into succinct six-word lines such as, "To be, or not to be". Four hundred years after the playwright originally put pen to
paper, Hamlet remains as relevant a cultural relic as ever.
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