Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge of Prince Hamlet. The Prince is called to wreak upon his uncle Claudius by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered the King and seized the throne.
Hamlet departs from dramatic convention that a drama should focus on action, not character. In Hamlet, it is through the soliloquies, not the action, that the audience learns Hamlet's motives and thoughts.
About the Author:
William Shakespeare (威廉·莎士比亞)
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)；華人社會常尊稱為莎翁，是英國文學史上最傑出的戲劇家，也是西方文藝史上傑出的作家之一，全世界最卓越的文學家之一。他流傳下來的作品包括38部戲劇,154首十四行詩,兩首長敘事詩和其他詩歌。他的戲劇有各種主要語言的譯本，且表演次數遠遠超過其他戲劇家的作品。