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Hamlet (Soumi)   By: (1564-1616)

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Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, is a timeless tragedy that explores themes of grief, revenge, and the complexities of human nature. The play follows the tragic story of Prince Hamlet as he grapples with the death of his father, the King of Denmark, and the subsequent marriage of his mother to his uncle. Hamlet's inner turmoil and indecision are expertly portrayed by Shakespeare, making him a compelling and relatable character.

The language in Hamlet is beautifully crafted, with Shakespeare's poetic verse adding layers of depth and emotion to the dialogue. The play is filled with iconic lines and soliloquies, such as Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be" speech, which have become ingrained in popular culture.

The supporting characters in Hamlet are also well-developed, with complex motivations and relationships that add to the richness of the story. From the manipulative Claudius to the tragic Ophelia, each character contributes to the unfolding drama in their own unique way.

Overall, Hamlet is a masterpiece of literature that continues to captivate audiences centuries after it was first written. Its exploration of the human psyche, moral dilemmas, and the consequences of revenge make it a must-read for anyone interested in classic literature.

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William Shakespeare

Paavo Cajanderin suomennos ilmestyi 1879.

Näytelmän henkilöt:

CLAUDIUS, Tanskan kuningas. HAMLET, edellisen kuninkaan poika ja nykyisen veljenpoika. HORATIO, Hamletin ystävä. POLONIUS, ylimmäinen kamariherra. LAERTES, hänen poikansa. VOLTIMAND, CORNELIUS, ROSENCRANZ, Hoviherroja. GYLDENSTERN, OSRICK, Aatelismies. Pappi. MARCELLO, Sotaherroja. BERNARDO FRANSISCO, sotamies. REINHOLD, Poloniuksen palvelija. Sotaväen päällikkö. Englannin lähettiläitä. Hamletin isän haamu. FORTINBRAS, Norjan prinssi. Näyttelijöitä. Kaksi haudankaivajaa. GERTRUD, Tanskan kuningatar, Hamletin äiti. OPHELIA, Poloniuksen tytär. Hoviherroja ja hovinaisia, upseereja, sotamiehiä, merimiehiä, lähettiläitä ja seuralaisia.

Tapahtumapaikka: Tanska.


Ensimmäinen kohtaus.

Helsingörissä. Terassi linnan edustalla. (Fransisco pitää vahtia. Bernardo tulee.)

BERNARDO. Ken siellä?

FRANSISCO. Ei, mulle vastatkaa! Seis! Ken se on?

BERNARDO. Eläköön kuningas!

FRANSISCO. Bernardo?

BERNARDO. Sama mies.

FRANSISCO. Tulette tunnokkaasti määräaikaan.

BERNARDO. Kakstoista kello on; käy maata sinä... Continue reading book >>

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