Navigator Heritage Series: Hamlet Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Accompany the characters as plans arise on many people's sides, nothing seemingly occurs according to these plans, and in traditional Shakespearean fashion, the play ends in a dramatic, tragic bloodbath. Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous works, is the dramatic account of events at Castle Elsinore, Denmark, circa 1600. Its protagonist, Prince Hamlet, is told within the first act of the play that his father, who has recently died, was actually murdered for his crown and his wife by his own brother, the current King Claudius (Hamlet's uncle). Hamlet learns this from the ghost of his departed father, who also implores Prince Hamlet to avenge his "murder most foul," leaving the prince with a sworn oath to kill his own uncle-stepfather.