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Friday, July 4, 2014
Review: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
This is considered on of the greatest pieces of literature, but after finishing it I can only as one thing; What is the point of this play? Since Horatio and the guards saw the Ghost, Hamlet didn't imagine it however it could be his descent into madness as a result of seeing the Ghost of his father. It could be that the Ghost conformed Hamlet's suspicions, but he couldn't trust it until the 'play within the play'. Or it could be a tragic spiral of various plots of revenge circling one another and harming others before reaching the intended target. Whatever it is, I'll have to see this play on stage or via adaptation because frankly what?