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Hamlet is a notable literary work by William Shakespeare. A complete discussion of this literary work is given, which will help you enhance your literary skills and prepare for the exam. Read the main text, key info, Summary, Themes, Characters, Literary Devices, Quotations, Notes, to various questions of Hamlet.

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ACT - One SCENE I. Elsinore. A platform before the castle. BERNARDO Who's there? FRANCISCO Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself. BERNARDO Long live the king! FRANCISCO Bernardo? BERNARDO He. FRANCISCO You come most carefully upon your hour. BERNARDO 'Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco. FRANCISCO For this relief much thanks: 'tis bitter cold, And I am sick at heart. BERNARDO Have you had quiet guard? FRANCISCO Not a mouse stirring. BERNARDO Well, good night. If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, The rivals of my watch, bid them [...]

key facts

Key Facts: 

  • Full title: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. 
  • Writer: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • Written Time: 1599-1601
  • Genre: Revenge Tragedy 
  • Time of composition: Most probably mid-1599 
  • First performance: 1600 
  • First published: 1603 
  • Number of acts: Five acts play