Friday, 22 January 2016

"Hamlet" by Shakespeare

many versions of Hamlet
It is not certain when "Hamlet" was written, but it was around 1600 - a long time ago!  And still, these plays are enjoyed and discussed.
Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, desired to avenge his father's death at the hands of his uncle, Claudius. This uncle, after killing the king, then married the king's wife. Hamlet wanted revenge.
This book group tackled Hamlet and most of us needed a version of the book with explanatory notes.
It's always interesting to see phrases or words that are still used e.g. "The lady doth protest too much methinks", "What a piece of work is a man! " "To be or not to be, that is the question".  Bob is new to our group and led an interesting discussion.  There was a beautiful fire in the lovely home where we meet and it turned out to be a great way to spend a winter evening.

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