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by William Shakespeare
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It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it 4 years ago
Goodreads summary: Among Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble per...
VictoriaNickers
VictoriaNickers rated it 4 years ago
The end scene is a WTF moment. I started reading Hamlet around Shakespeare's birthday in April. I was super into it at first then I just completely lost interest in the middle. It is a very long play. Having to force myself to finish, I am very thankful I did. Every time I read Shakespeare I am amaz...
Selan
Selan rated it 5 years ago
Really enjoyable play of Shakespeare. I'm glad to see his tragedies are much better now since *cough* Titus Andronicus *cough*.The only thing is that this play can get a little confusing if you don't have a wiki right next to you. In the first page I was confused as to why the characters were saying...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 5 years ago
Honestly, I was never a big Shakespeare fan. I thought that he was overrated, and that he doesn’t have anything special, not more than Marlow, Goethe, and so on. I still believe that his plays are overrated; but I must admit that they are not devoid of beauty, shaped by their diction and overly dram...
The Blogging of a Book Addict
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it 5 years ago
Favorite Shakespeare of those I've read, absolutely. Also, every famous quote ever apparently comes from Hamlet if you didn't know.
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Unfortunately Hamlet is one of those plays that is so popular that it becomes a standard highschool text, and in being such a text, it is forced upon us poor unfortunate highschool students who struggle through the archaic language and complicated plot and end up hating it. However that does not mea...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Published 2008. “He helps us understand the human condition. But he cannot do this without a good text of the plays. Without editions there would be no Shakespeare. That is why throughout the last three centuries there has been a major new edition of his complete works.” (Jonathan Bate) I studie...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Published 2008. “Shakespeare is Hard, but so is Life” (title of a 2002 book by Fintan O’Toole). The 23rd of April is almost upon us (*). Those of you who have been following my diatribes on this blog, know that I've been thinking about doing this for a while. Last year I put my Shakespeare proje...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
Hamlet is William Shakespeare's longest play. I myself found it hard to get through until I skipped the introduction in my paperback version (it was 159 pages). Then once the play started there were so many notes that it was distracting. I was lucky to get a full page after 10 pages of the book. Sti...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 6 years ago
I’ve seen quite a few Shakespeare productions and have read several other works. Surprisingly, in all my years, Hamlet has escaped me. Don’t ask me how—despite never missing a day of high school, and attaining a degree in English and a Master’s in writing, and being alive—I have never read or seen a...
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