Hamlet (version 3)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 39 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)

Bernardo: Ernst Pattynama
Francisco, Cornelius, Gentleman, Danes, Osric: Martin Geeson
Horatio: Robert Hoffman
Marcellus: Kristingj
Claudius, Second Clown: Elizabeth Klett
Voltimand: David Lawrence
Laertes: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Polonius, Fortinbras, Servant, Danes: Algy Pug
Hamlet: Arielle Lipshaw
Gertrude: Amy Gramour
Ophelia: Miss Avarice
Ghost, First Player, Player King: Bob Gonzalez
Reynaldo: April Gonzales
Rosencrantz: Grace
Guildenstern: Chuck Williamson
Player Queen: CaprishaPage
Prologue, Lucianus: Emily Feuka
Captain, Danes, First Priest: Wupperhippo
First Sailor, Danes: Ric F
Messenger: Anna Simon
First Clown, First Ambassador: Alan Mapstone
Lord: Aidan Brack
Narrator: Cynthia Moyer
Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw (3 hr 41 min)


Act 1 49:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 41:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 51:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 38:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 40:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Go Arielle!

(5 stars)

Arielle Lipshaw (Hamlet) absolutely masters one of Shakespeare's most complex roles and performs it with passion and subtlety. She is supported by Elizabeth Klett's amazing performance of Claudius, Amy Gramour's brilliant Gertrude and Miss Avarice's tragic Ophelia. The best version of Hamlet I've ever heard! I'd give it more stars if I could!

hamlet version 3

(4 stars)

Excellent overall. Only complaint... voice of hamlet is female and I had to constantly remind myself that Hamlet was speaking. To someone unfamiliar with the play, it would have been a little confusing perhaps.

different voices

(2 stars)

I appreciated the use of different voices, however, listening while reading will prove usefull as often female voices are used for male characters. This can be confusing.


(5 stars)

This is a throughly enjoyable enactment of one of the best pieces of literature ever. A star studded cast of readers. Beautifully done! Thank you all.

super helpful

(5 stars)

it's so lovely to have Shakespeare's work read aloud and acted. Very helpful if you're studying the text!


(5 stars)

Great cast. Polonius was a bit difficult to understand.


(5 stars)

I highly like this version of hamlet.