One of the most classic and well-known Shakespeare works, “Hamlet” is a drama-filled play, full of intricacies and questions. Performed all over the world, reimagined in film and TV, and popular for classroom discussion, “Hamlet” remains a treasured Shakespeare work that only the Bard could have crafted.
The play opens with one of the more haunting scenes in classic literature, as a ghost appears in front of Elsinore Castle, home to the recently deceased King Hamlet, his wife Gertrude and son Prince Hamlet. The ghost, who has the appearance of Prince Hamlet’s father, tells Hamlet to take revenge on his Uncle Claudius, who has married his mother Gertrude and taken his father's throne. Thus begins the unwinding of a complex story, as Hamlet attempts to revenge his father’s death, though he is conflicted in how he should do it. Hamlet’s troubled mind starts to alter his appearance, making him seem mad to many in the kingdom. After Hamlet puts on a play meant to trigger Claudius guilt, everything begins to unravel, including his love affair with Ophelia, his relationship with his mother and ultimately the kingdom.
Because of the complex themes and language included in the play, this classic work of drama is recommended for ages twelve and older, or those with a middle school or higher reading level. This edition includes scene-by-scene plot summaries, updated explanatory notes, and a key to the play’s most famous and well-known lines.
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Author: William Shakespeare
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