Read Hamlet Online Free - One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater.
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September 09, 2016
GHOST/DAD: Hamlet, your uncle killed me and married your mom. I want vengeance, so best get to murdering, plzthnx.
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.
May 27, 2017
I don't have any original insights to share from this most recent of god-knows-how-many readings, but this time through I was really 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 prin...
February 09, 2016
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!
September 11, 2017
متردد في قراءة هاملت..ستندم اذن!!ا
كلنا نكره الاختيارات. .و نجاهد احيانا لنلقي بها على غيرنا ..
نختار هذا اللون ..ام ذاك...ننام ام نعمل..تقرأ هاملت و لا نؤجلها؟
ننتقم ام نسامح ؟
و الاهم☀ نسلك هذا الطريق المضيء ..ام ذاك الطريق المعتم؟
نكون او لا نكون؟
ا"غاية ما دافعت به عن اب و ملك عزيز نكب أشد النكبات....
April 12, 2017
Here be spoilers.
This could all have been avoided if Hamlet and his posse had sought the counsel of Sassy Gay Friend.
Although Hamlet is one of the most important pieces of literature on the planet, many find it hard to understand. Basically this is what happens.
Hamlet is depressed and feeling e...
November 27, 2012
“Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.”
I don’t 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...
August 13, 2017
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...
June 03, 2007
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 t...
March 24, 2016
“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....
February 25, 2017
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 pr...