William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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William Shakespeare was an English playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world 's pre-eminent dramatist. Shakespeare is perhaps most famous for his tragedies. Most of his tragedies were written in a seven-year period between 1601 and 1608. One of these tragedies is his famous play Hamlet. The age of Shakespeare was a great time in English history. The reign of Queen Elizabeth saw England emerge as the leading naval and commercial power of the Western world. Shakespeare lived during a remarkable period of English history, a time of relative political stability that followed and proceeded eras of extensive upheaval. Elizabeth became the Queen of England in 1558, six years before Shakespeare 's birth. During her 45-year reign, London became a cultural and commercial center where learning and literature thrived. Shakespeare was a great tragic playwright. A tragedy was a drama in which the main characters are brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow like his famous play Hamlet.

Hamlet is an amazing tragic play about revenge, anger, murder and love. According to Muir: Shakespeare 's Hamlet was based on a lost play of the same title, perhaps by Shakespeare himself, perhaps by an unknown dramatist; but The Spanish Tragedy, one of the most popular Elizabethan plays, which kept its place on the stage in spite of parody, resembles Hamlet so closely that it would appear that the source -play was written by Kyd or a…

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