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Hamlet abridgedGHOSTDAD Hamlet your uncle killed me and married your mom I want vengeance so best get to murdering plzthnx HAMLET EEK OPHELIA Hamlet are you okay?HAMLET Get away from me skankwhore OPHELIA WTF? goes from zero to crazy like thatGERTRUDE Kid you need therapyHAMLET And you need to be less of AN ADULTEROUS WHORE POLONIUS OMG so rudeHAMLET Eavesdropping? I KEEL YOUplay goes on hold while Hamlet talks to skeletonsLAERTES You killed my dad and drove my sister to suicide you jerk I challenge you to a duelHAMLET I KEEL YOUCLAUDIUS MWAHAHAHA I put poison in your goblet HamletGERTRUDE Yum poisoned wine diesCLAUDIUS Whoops my badHAMLET I KEEL YOU GHOSTDAD Wow nice job son Except for the part where you're bleeding all over my castleHAMLET Ah dammit diesAnd then the even abridged versionROCKS FALL EVERYONE DIES The endReally what's not to love?Read for 12th grade AP EnglishBONUS courtesy of Married to the Sea a webcomic you should probably read on a regular basis BONUS Speaking of Ophelia I don't have any earth shattering insights to share from this most recent of god knows how many readings but this time through I was struck by 1 what a damn fine piece of stagecraft this is from the suspenseful moody opening on the castle battlements to the solemn dead march carrying the prince offstage and 2 how Shakespeare seems to want Hamlet's personality particularly the wellspring of his actions and lack of action to remain an enigma and that he achieves this by infusing the character with so much of himself so much wit and poetry so much despondency and savagery that the result is that the audience simply bows before the great mystery of human personality and that this reverence for the unknown lurking in the heart of an extraordinary man intensifies the sense of pity horror and waste that fills us at the end of the play The Skinhead Hamlet Shakespeare's play translated into modern English By Richard Curtis Yes that Richard Curtis Note those offended by the F word LOOK AWAY NOW And Georgia if you've stumbled on this review by your funny old dad this is ANOTHER Paul Bryant Not me ACT ISCENE IThe Battlements of Elsinore CastleEnter HAMLET followed by GHOST GHOST Oi Mush HAMLET Yer? GHOST I was fucked Exit GHOST HAMLET O Fuck Exit HAMLET SCENE IIThe ThroneroomEnter KING CLAUDIUS GERTRUDE HAMLET and COURT CLAUDIUS Oi You Hamlet give over HAMLET Fuck off won't you? Exit CLAUDIUS GERTRUDE COURT HAMLET Alone They could have fucking waited Enter HORATIO HORATIO Oi Watcha cock HAMLET Weeeeey Exeunt SCENE IIIOphelia's BedroomEnter OPHELIA and LAERTES LAERTES I'm fucking off now Watch Hamlet doesn't slip you one while I'm gone OPHELIA I'll be fucked if he does Exeunt SCENE IVThe BattlementsEnter HORATIO HAMLET and GHOST GHOST Oi Mush get on with it HAMLET Who did it then? GHOST That wanker Claudius He poured fucking poison in my fucking ear HAMLET Fuck me Exeunt ACT IISCENE IA corridor in the castleEnter HAMLET reading Enter POLONIUS POLONIUS Oi You HAMLET Fuck off grandad Exit POLONIUS Enter ROSENCRANZ and GUILDENSTERN ROS GUILD Oi Oi Mucca HAMLET Fuck off the pair of you Exit ROS GUILD HAMLET Alone To fuck or be fucked Enter OPHELIA OPHELIA My Lord HAMLET Fuck off to a nunnery They exit in different directions ACT IIISCENE IThe Throne RoomEnter PLAYERS and all COURT FIRST PLAYER Full thirty times hath Phoebus cart CLAUDIUS I'll be fucked if I watch any of this crap Exeunt SCENE IIGertrude's BedchamberEnter GERTRUDE and POLONIUS who hides behind an arras Enter HAMLET HAMLET Oi Slag GERTRUDE Watch your fucking mouth kid POLONIUS From behind the curtain Too right HAMLET Who the fuck was that? He stabs POLONIUS through the arras POLONIUS Fuck POLONIUS dies HAMLET Fuck I thought it was that other wanker Exeunt ACT IVSCENE IA Court RoomEnter HAMLET CLAUDIUS CLAUDIUS Fuck off to England then HAMLET Delighted mush SCENE IIThe Throne RoomEnter OPHELIA GERTRUDE and CLAUDIUS OPHELIA Here cop a whack of this She hands GERTRUDE some rosemary and exits CLAUDIUS She's fucking round the twist isn't she? GERTRUDE Looking out the window There is a willow grows aslant the brook CLAUDIUS Get on with it slag GERTRUDE Ophelia's gone and fucking drowned CLAUDIUS Fuck Laertes isn't half going to be browned off Exeunt SCENE IIIA CorridorEnter LAERTES LAERTES Alone I'm going to fucking do this lot Enter CLAUDIUS CLAUDIUS I didn't fucking do it mate It was that wanker Hamlet LAERTES Well fuck him Exeunt ACT VSCENE IHamlet's BedchamberEnter HAMLET and HORATIO HAMLET I got this feeling I'm going to cop it Horatio and you know I couldn't give a flying fuck Exeunt SCENE IILarge HallEnter HAMLET LAERTES COURT GERTRUDE CLAUDIUS LAERTES Oi wanker let's get on with it HAMLET Delighted fuckface They fight and both are poisoned by the poisoned sword LAERTES Fuck HAMLET Fuck The UEEN drinks GERTRUDE Fucking odd wine CLAUDIUS You drunk the wrong fucking cup you stupid cow GERTRUDE dies HAMLET Pouring the poison down CLAUDIUS'S throat Well fuck you CLAUDIUS I'm fair and suarely fucked CLAUDIUS dies LAERTES Oi mush no hard feelings eh? HAMLET Yer LAERTES dies HAMLET Oi Horatio HORATIO Yer? HAMLET I'm fucked The rest is fucking silence HAMLET dies HORATIO Fuck that was no ordinary wanker you know Enter FORTINBRAS FORTINBRAS What the fuck's going on here? HORATIO A fucking mess that's for sure FORTINBRAS No kidding I see Hamlet's fucked HORATIO Yer FORTINBRAS Fucking shame fucking good bloke HORATIO Too fucking right FORTINBRAS Fuck this for a lark then Let's piss off Exeunt with alarums shakespeare when pitching this play probably this is my OC hamlet hes a prince hes bisexual hes moody brooding and is anywhere between the ages of 16 to 30 years old and no i am not taking constructive criticismwell let me tell you what im sold i love hamlet i love his angsty monologues i love his sassy remarks i love that he cant seem to shut up i love his relationship with horatio i love everything about him avoiding osric and his hat i love that hes OTT and i seriously cant get enough also for those of you who have read this watch this its great↠ 45 stars Updated review February 2017This is my third time reading Hamlet and like a fine wine you know the rest I read the same copy I've had lying around for years with one page of notes on the left and the play on the right This time I was able to read most of the play without notes which was pretty awesome Just had to glance over to figure out what some of the words meant but I actually got the story this time It's taken me three tries with a book that helps me cheat but boy oh boy I finally got this down It's beautiful I loved it It really hits a variety of genres and kept me turning the pages It was weird I read it pretty slowly to breathe in the language and take my time with it even reading it out loud at times until my wife made me shut up I tried to get her to play the female parts but she wasn't feeling it I guess she really just had the ueen of Ophelia so her options were limited But yeah I read it slowly but it also seemed to fly by at the same time Hamlet is a very complex guy who goes through a range of emotions as the story unfolds His monologues are just really great poetry that I wish I could memorize and just belt out randomly on a street corner or while I'm in the grocery store contemplating another unhealthy snack To be or not to be I loved the monologues I loved when things just went nuts at times The ending was just crazy and awesome It's just a daggum fantastic story and you should give it a shot if you haven't already Find a copy that helps you and breaks down the language and all that It's good I've got Macbeth on the shelf too Might be time to revisit it and then tackle Shakespeare I've gotta be in the right mindset though Can't just be reading all this nonsense all the time I have real books waiting to be read too Books with real words and stuff Previous reviewI once asked a friend of mine if he liked Shakespeare to which he responded I don't dislike Shakespeare That's exactly how I feel about him tooIn high school I was forced to read Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar My thoughts on Shakespeare haven't really changed much in the past 15 years His stories are great but they were written so long ago that it's not always fun to read I appreciate the hell out of the guy but he will never be my first choice or second or third when I'm looking for something new to readThat being said this was my favorite play to read through Maybe I'm older now and find it easier and enjoyable to read this stuff for pleasure rather than because I may have a pop uiz over the third act I thought the story was fantastic and was surprised by how many lines I recognized from just being a human and dabbling in a little bit of culture every now and then Would I have ever read this if it wasn't being read in a group to prepare for Infinite Jest? Nope But I did and I'm glad I took the time to do it Here's the thing about Hamlet if you see it and you hate it you saw a terrible Hamlet I don't care if it's given critical acclaim fuck off Kenneth Branagh Hamlet is supposed to be compelling and if you didn't find the character compelling that actor didn't do their job You need a Hamlet who knows the character not a Hamlet who wants to do grace to the character or some shit Here's the thing I used to hate this play Not lowkey hate I fucking despised it I thought it was boring and overrated and most of all I thought Hamlet was a dick and a boring character And then everything changed when the fire nation attacked when I saw Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2016 production of Hamlet starring actress Kate Eastwood Norris as Hamlet CHECK OUT HER AND OPHELIA ON THE RIGHT THE BLACK COAT AND PURPLE DRESS IF ANY OF Y'ALL HAVE A DUBIOUSLY LEGAL RECORDING OF THIS SHIT PLEASE LINK MEI loved it Not only did I love it; I loved it so much that my entire interpretation of the character changed I keep using sheher pronouns to describe Hamlet because that actress has literally replaced the character in my head And that is what Hamlet should be about That is how you should feel after you watch a truly great production You should feel like you've been inwardly changed as a person You should also probably have cried at least once HI GUYS HERE ARE MY CHARACTER PERFORMANCE OPINIONS HAVE FUN➽ In general every character's pain should matter Every character needs to matter every character needs to make you feel ➽ Hamlet shouldn't be an asshole Hamlet is a very complex character and yeah he does a lot of screwing around with people But his interactions with Horatio all his interactions excluding Claudius in 12 his love letter to Ophelia and other's descriptions of his newfound madness as being out of character paint a very different picture It is not compelling to watch an asshole be an asshole for four hours You know what's far compelling? A kind young man struggling with grief and anger informed suddenly that he must become cruel and unkindLet's put emphasis on the “young” part If you accept the first folio as real the only line referring to his age establishes him as 20 at most It is the second folio where the same line is changed to referring to a 23 year period since Yoric's death rather than a 12 year period As a result the idea that he's thirty probably comes from dialogue changes as the Hamlet actor aged I know no one read this but Hamlet should be a teenager➽ A lot of people think of Ophelia's character as this very innocent virgin and I'm going to utterly disagree Ophelia's character is about agency Her character is doubted by all the other characters yet keeps to her guns and continuously sticks up for herself So many adaptations of this show will take away her agency and give it to the other characters making her final mad scene seem silly and out of place Do not let the narrative take her agency away Emphasize her inner turmoil Build up her ending madnessOn a related note if scene 31 between Hamlet and Ophelia didn't make you cry I'm vetoing it You are supposed to care about these two characters both separately and together You are supposed to feel both of their pains You are not not not supposed to only care for Hamlet because of his blinding angst over his girlfriend Give this moment to Ophelia Give her the agency she deserves➽ Give the villains characterization too It is so so important to get Gertrude right One of the best scenes in this entire show to me is the closet scene between Gertrude and Hamlet But you have to make Gertrude's character interesting Her pain has to matter as much as anyone else's In general y'all suck at portraying Claudius He's obviously a bit of a smart villain in contrast to his heroic older brother but that's not the extent of his characterization Claudius is in actuality somewhat of a clever political player You shouldn't love him but if you hate him this will not be as interesting a play VERDICT I fucking love this show Please watch it before you read it because it's not as good unless you've seen a really good production Save yourself and skip Branagh Tennant's a little better actually Blog | Goodreads | Twitter | Youtube I bought a skull as my only prop for Halloween dress up and I hope someone will recognise that I will be Hamlet As spontaneous actions always need to be followed by bookish contemplation for full satisfaction I am preparing for the event by rereading the whole playSomewhere in the middle I started laughing at Hamlet's advice to Ophelia To the nunnery For who wants to end up a breeder of sinners? I rejoiced at the fact that fake news are as old as the rotten state of states in general and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern made my day several times I loved the play inside the play and what it tells us of Shakespeare's idea regarding the power of literature to move and affect people on the deepest levelI uite coldly skim the overuoted to be or not to be and stop cold at Faith Her privates weHer privates we? Meaning the middle parts of fortune? I have Manning's book at home and I have been meaning to read it forever and I didn't have a clue that the title was a uote from Hamlet and that it referred to female genitals I am not even at the point yet in the play where my skull makes an appearance alas Yorick but I have already started a new book based on my rereading of HamletThat is what happens to readers stories affect them they react and that reaction generates new action followed by new stories in eternity a precious circle That's Hamlet Hamlet is human in a rotten state Who knows whether he is insane or not? I guess it depends on who you askI am still feeling kind towards him Ophelia's fate is still in the future as is the cathartic show effect of taking up the bodies to the stageWhen going to bed later after finishing the last acts Maestro Shakespeare may be out of my favour again But that is another story Shakespeare is an adept poet and master of the language He layers on jokes puns and references everywhere He has a massive output of work and a number of different plots When we compare him to other authors it is difficult to find anyone who stacks up but then we're often comparing him to the wrong peopleShakespeare didn't write books or pamphlets or epics he wrote plays short pieces of drama that were meant to be fast paced and exciting That they are mainly experienced today as bound books and not theatrical productions does not change their origins If one wants to look at the achievements of Shakespeare he should be compared to someone of a similar bentHe should be compared with prolific writers known for catchy jokes and phrases Writers who reuse old plots making fun of their traditions Writers of work meant to be performed Writers who aim for the lowest common denominator while still including the occasional high minded political commentary He should be compared to the writers of South Park; or the Simpsons; or MAD MagazineShakespeare was meant to be lowbrow and political but now it only reads that way to those who are well educated enough to understand his language reference and the political scene of the time If you do know the period lingo then his plays are just as filthy as any episode of South ParkFor example the word 'wit' refers to a fellow's manhood this one comes up a lot here's an example from Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro I said that thou hadst a great wit Yay said she a great gross one Nay say I a fine wit Yay said she a fine little one Nay said I a good wit Just said she it hurts nobody Plus there's the title of that play which references the fact that 'nothing' was slang for a woman's maidenhead which occurs also in Hamlet Hamlet That's a fair thought to lie between a maid's legsOphelia What is my lord?Hamlet Nothing He was also not one to pass up a good cunt jokeShakespeare often refers to mythology because that was the standard pool of reference for authors at the time Family Guy references 1980's pop culture Is that any less esoteric? How esoteric will Mr T be after 400 years assuming he doesn't find his way into the latest testament of the bible anytime soon?Additionally all of Shakespeare's magnificent plots were lifted sometimes whole cloth from other books and histories just like how sit coms reuse 'episode types' or borrow plots from popular movies Shakespeare was not uite as visionary or deep as he is often given credit for Rather he was always so indistinct with the motives and thoughts of his characters that two critics could assign two completely different and conflicting motives but find both eually well supported Is Shylock evil because he's a Jew evil despite the fact or evil because of the effects of racism on him? You can make a case for all three Marlowe the practised and precise writer never left interpretation to chance and where has it gotten him?Shakespeare was an inspired and prolific author and his effect on writing and talent for aphorism cannot be overstated I think he probably wrote the King James version because it is so pretty However he is not the be all and end all of writingHis popularity and central position in the canon comes mainly from the fact that you can write anything you like about his plays Critics and professors don't have to scramble or even leave their comfort zone Shakespeare's work is opaue enough that it rejects no particular interpretation No matter your opinions you can find them reflected in Shakespeare; or at least not outright refutedHis is a grey world and his lack of agenda leaves us pondering what he could possibly have been like as a person His indirect approach makes his writing the perfect representation of an unsure unjust world No one is really right or wrong and even if they were there would be no way to prove itI don't know whether this makes him the most or least poignant of writers Is the author's absence from the stories the most rarefied example of the craft or is it just lighthearted pandering? Either way he's still a clever amusing insightful and helplessly dirty fellow Is it possible that I had only read the first 4 scenes and Hamlet already became one of my favorite male characters ever? YES Why? He’s constantly wearing black and monologuing about how literally everything is hard and making everything dramatic then it is is so ME? And this is considered a tragedy which in some ways it is but I found it so funny probably because I have a dark soul and I will definitely reread this at any given moment of peaceI absolutely loved this play and I’m so happy that now I can say that I have read Shakespeare I’m a cultured woman now y’all 🙌😂 if you don't ship Hamratio did you even read the play???
- 208 pages
- The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
- William Shakespeare
- 14 May 2016 William Shakespeare