Prince Hamlet is the title role and protagonist of William Shakespeare's c. 1600 tragedy Hamlet.He is the Prince of Denmark, nephew to the usurping Claudius, and son of King Hamlet, the previous king of Denmark.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet (/ ˈ h æ m l ɪ t /), is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1601. It is Shakespeare's longest play with 30,557 words.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy play by William Shakespeare. It is one of his best-known plays, and many lines have become famous quotations. The play is often just called Hamlet. Hamlet was written between 1600 and 1602, and first printed in 1603.
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Laurence Olivier as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet is the conflicted son of the late King, who is now suspicious of his father's death. Olivier, considered by many to be the greatest actor of the 20th century, had played this role twice on stage in 1937, at the Old Vic Theatre and later at Elsinore Castle, the actual setting of the play.
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The character has been portrayed by numerous actors on stage, and in many films. For stage, he was portrayed by famous actors: David Tennant (The Doctor), Jude Law (John Watson), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron). In the 1948 film, he was portrayed by the late Lawrence Olivier. In the 1996 film, he was portrayed by Mel Gibson, who also played Max Rockatansky, Martin Riggs, and Graham Hess. In the 2000 film, he was portrayed by Ethan Hawke, who also played Jake Hoyt, and James Sandin. In Ophelia, he was portrayed by George MacKay (Will Schofield).
Hamlet is the son of King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude of Denmark, and was raised in their home alongside his uncle, Claudius. When reaching the appropriate age, Hamlet was sent to Wittenberg to continue his lessons. Before the events of the play, the reader learns that Hamlet is close friends with Horatio, and is in love with Lord Chamberlin Polonius' daughter, Ophelia. He was returned home upon learning that his father had passed, and decided to stay for his funeral, and to comfort his mother. Despite the loss of his father, he become concerned of his mother's relationship with his uncle, Claudius, who took the throne (as he considered their marriage "incestuous"). He is informed by Horatio that Bernado had seen his father's ghost at night, and decides to go with them to see for himself. He meets his father's spirit, who tells him to avenge his death, and to "remember him." Hamlet keeps to his words, and pretends to act mad to make himself a distraction until he can kill Claudius. At...
In this 2000 incarnation, Hamlet is a filmmaker in a contemporary New York City. The main diferences from the film that distinguish it from the play or other adaptations include before mentioning his famous "to be or not to be", Hamlet is seen watching a video of famed Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh explaining the principle "To be is to be with others; to be is to inter-be" a basic teaching of Hanh's "Order of Interbeing". In the finale, Laertes does not kill Hamlet with a poisoned rapier....
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Hamlet showed himself to be intelligent, making himself a distraction for everyone by pretending to be insane. In addition, he was able to deduce that Polonius was telling his daughter, Ophelia, to deny any access to her. He was greatly paranoid of the king attempting to kill him, getting the letter Claudius gave to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern when going to England. Despite this, he does, however, fall into madness as the play goes on (notably killing Polonius on accident). His tragic flaw is indecisiveness, being unable to make a complete decision until its too late. A great example is waiting to avenge his father's death, causing everyone around him to see him as mad.
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The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, usually referred to simply as Hamlet is the most famous play by William Shakespeare and is generally considered to be his best work. It was the most popular of Shakespeare's plays during his lifetime and theatrical performances of it continue to draw large audiences. The play was first performed on an unknown date some time between the years ...
William Shakespeare wrote his play Hamlet sometime between 1599 and 1602. The Ur-Hamlet is thought to be his primary source; his version owes but the outline of the story to Saxo. In character, Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet is diametrically opposed to his prototype.
Prince Hamlet, fearing that the apparition may be a demon pretending to be King Hamlet, decides to put the Ghost to the test by staging a play that re-enacts the circumstances that the spirit claims led to his death. Claudius' reaction is one of guilt and horror, and Prince Hamlet is convinced that the Ghost is, in fact, his father.