The tragic story of Hamlet, the Prince of Danish, or just Hamlet is the tragedy of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous of his plays, and one of the most famous plays in the world of drama. Written in the years 1600-1601.
This is the longest play of Shakespeare – it has 4042 lines and 29 551 words. The tragedy is based on the legend of the Danish ruler named Amletus. As the researchers believe, the plot of the play is borrowed by Shakespeare from the play of Thomas Kid. The most probable date of compositions and the first production is 1600-01. The first performer of the title role is Richard Burbage; Shakespeare played the shadow of Hamlet’s father.