Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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Hamlet
“To be or not to be, that is the question” Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Laurence Olivier states in his famous redemption of William Shakespeare’s "Hamlet", where Laurence Oliver played as Hamlet.
Characters
Laurence Olivier- Prince Hamlet
Eileen Herlie – Queen Gertrude
Basil Sydney- King Claudius (current king of Denmark)
Jean Simmons- Ophelia (Polonius’s Daughter)
Norman Wooland –Horatio (Hamlet’s friend)
Felix Aylmer -Polonius
John Laurie –Francisco (sentry)
Niall MacGinnis -Sea Captain
Peter Cushing –Osric
Terence Morgan –Laertes (Polonius’s Son)
Esmond Knight-Bernardo (sentry)
Stanley Holloway-Gravedigger
Tony Tarver-Player Queen
Russell Thorndike-Priest
Patrick Troughton-Player King
Harcourt Williams, Anthony Bushell, Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, John Gielgud- firtst player
Anthony Quayle –Marcellus (sentry)
PLOT
The play begins in Elsinore when a sentry, Francisco, was relieving Bernardo, who was keeping watch with another sentry, Marcellus, has seen the Ghost of King Hamlet twice before. Marcellus then arrives with the sceptical Horatio, Prince Hamlet 's friend. Suddenly, all three men see the Ghost of a figure that seems to be the deceased King Hamlet. Horatio demands that the ghost speaks, but the ghost says nothing and disappears leaving the three men boggled.
In the Great Hall of the castle, the court is celebrating the marriage of the previously widowed, Queen Gertude, to the…
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