Hamlet by William Shakespeare – Review

I really shouldn’t be reviewing the work of Shakespeare, I’m for sure not an expert but here it goes!


Hamlet is a story of how the ghost of an assassinated king comes to haunt the living with devastating repercussions and it starts with the encounter of young Hamlet with his father’s ghost.

Revolving around revenge, betrayal, and madness, Hamlet is dramatic, entertaining and unlike what I was expecting an easy read but with a lot to take in. In this play Hamlet’s feigned madness is contrasted with Ophelia’s genuine madness.

This play was a joy to read, in the sense of inner satisfaction at the writing, the complexity of characters and the richness of the thought induced in the reader  by Shakespeare in this breathtaking drama.

I really liked this play, the only thing about it was the fact that it was a play (something I’m not used to reading).

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Bye, keep on reading.

4 thoughts on “Hamlet by William Shakespeare – Review

  1. I like plays! they are shorter and super fun to read! I know that Hamlet and Macbeth are incredible plays, but I just can’t with Shakespear haha I read this work and I just don’t understand what he is saying XD

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    1. I understood but maybe that’s because I read the portuguese translation. It was in archaic portuguese but it was better than when I tried to read Romeo and Juliet in english a few years ago I it was extremely difficult.

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  2. I really love Hamlet, I think it’s my favorite Shakespeare play. 🙂 I also read the translation (old Hungarian..) and I find it much more enjoyable than the English version. It’s way easier to understand! 😅

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