"The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" is perhaps the most influential and widely acclaimed play by William Shakespeare. The tragedy follows Prince Hamlet as he concocts a plan to avenge the death of his father, who was murdered by his uncle Claudius in order to take the throne. Suspenseful, supernatural, moody, and full of twists, Hamlet is an exploration of the human condition, of the troubled psyche of the prince and his relationship with his mother and lover, as well as of pity, horror, and vengeance. The ending is truly haunting and compelling, turning the play into a must for readers everywhere.
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright and poet, often regarded as the greatest dramatist and writer in the English language. He wrote more than 150 sonnets, and 39 plays, which have been translated into many languages. Among his most popular plays are the comedies "The Comedy of Errors" and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", the histories "Richard III" and "Henry V", as well as the tragedies "Hamlet" and "King Lear".
Né en 1564 à Stratford-on-Avon, William Shakespeare fait des débuts de comédien et de poète dramatique. Ayant quitté sa ville natale pour Londres, il acquiert dès 1588 une réputation importante. Parvenu au faîte de la gloire, il se retire à Stratford où il meurt en 1616.