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About Hamlet

William Shakespeare was raised in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and married Anne Hathaway whom he had three children with. Some people believe that Shakespeare was not an individual, but a group of people. This will always be debated, and never answered. He started out as an actor, and writer. His plays are performed more than any other playwright... read more about Hamlet

Hamlet Facts

Laurence Olivier's 1948 moody black-and-white "Hamlet" won Best Picture and Best Actor Oscars, and is still, as of 2011, the only Shakespeare film to have done so.

In 2000, Michael Almereyda's "Hamlet" set the story in contemporary Manhattan, with Ethan Hawke playing Hamlet as a film student.

Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play at 4,042 lines.

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