Hamlet (version 2)


Read by Sam Stinson

(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Act I 55:40 Read by Sam Stinson
Act II 46:06 Read by Sam Stinson
Act III 59:39 Read by Sam Stinson
Act IV 42:33 Read by Sam Stinson
Act V 43:53 Read by Sam Stinson

Reviews

Hamlet

(5 stars)

I thought the listeners might be interested in knowing the photo accompanying this book is of Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth who killed Abraham Lincoln.