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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. It may be audacious even to attempt a definition of his greatness, but it is not so difficult to describe the gifts that enabled him to create imaginative visions of pathos and mirth that, whether read or witnessed in the theatre, fill the mind and linger there. He is a writer of great intellectual rapidity, perceptiveness, and poetic power. Other writers have had these qualities, but with Shakespeare the keenness of mind was applied not to abstruse or remote subjects but to human beings and their complete range of emotions and conflicts. Other writers have applied their keenness of mind in this way, but Shakespeare is astonishingly clever with words and images, so that his mental energy, when applied to intelligible human situations, finds full and memorable expression, convincing and imaginatively stimulating. As if this were not enough, the art form into which his creative energies went was not remote and bookish but involved the vivid stage impersonation of human beings, commanding sympathy and inviting vicarious participation. Thus, Shakespeare's merits can survive translation into other languages and into cultures remote from that of Elizabethan England. Although the amount of factual knowledge available about Shakespeare is surprisingly large for one of his station in life, many find it a little disappointing, for it is mostly gleaned from documents of an official character. Dates of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; wills, conveyances, legal processes, and payments by the court-these are the dusty details. There are, however, many contemporary allusions to him as a writer, and these add a reasonable amount of flesh and blood to the biographical skeleton. For a chronological listing of Shakespeare's plays, see below. Despite much scholarly argument, it is often impossible to date a given play precisely. But there is a general consensus, especially for plays written in 1588-1601, in 1605-07, and from 1609 onward. The dates of composition used here are based on external and internal evidence, on general stylistic and thematic considerations, and on the observation that an output of no more than two plays a year seems to have been established in those periods when dating is rather clearer than others.
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Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
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DIGITAL COMPACT DISC
Denmark -- Comic books, strips, etc
Denmark -- Drama
Denmark -- Kings and rulers -- Drama
Electronic books
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
Fathers -- Death -- Drama
Fiction
Gertrude, -- Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama
Hamlet -- (Legendary character) -- Comic books, strips, etc
Hamlet -- (Legendary character) -- Drama
Horatio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Kings and rulers -- Succession -- Drama
Laertes (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Murder victims' families -- Drama
Ophelia -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama
Polonius (Fictitious character : Shakespeare) -- Drama
Princes
Princes -- Denmark -- Drama
Princes -- Drama
Regicides -- Drama
Revenge
Revenge -- Drama
Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Hamlet
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title_displayHamlet
title_fullHamlet
Hamlet . Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Hamlet [electronic resource] / Wiliam Shakespeare
Hamlet [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare
Hamlet [electronic resource] / [William Shakespeare ; director, Phil Viner ; producer, Jools Viner]
Hamlet [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
Hamlet [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
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Gertrude, Queen of Denmark (Fictitious character)
Hamlet
Hamlet (Legendary character)
Horatio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
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Regicides
Revenge
Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William
Succession