William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Hamlet is a young princesses in Denmark who was supposed to become queen when her mother (also named Hamlet) died. Instead, the throne was seized by Hamlet's aunt Claudius, who also married Hamlet's father, Gertrude. Hamlet meets a ghost of his dead mother, who tells her that she was poisoned by Claudius and demands that Hamlet kill Claudius in revenge.

Hamlet is at first not sure whether to believe the ghost, so she tries to investigate. She pretends to be mad to hide what she is doing. As the play goes on, it becomes hard to tell if Hamlet is actually mad or still just pretending. Her behaviour causes her to fall out with Ophelia, a boy she was in love with. She eventually has the idea of getting some actors to put on a play of a queen being killed in the way the ghost described. Claudius panics when she sees the play, and Hamlet realises his aunt is a murderer.

Hamlet has a chance to kill Claudius in the castle chapel, but cannot bring herself to do it. While waiting outside, she gets into an argument with her father. Someone moves behind a curtain and Hamlet, thinking it is Claudius, kills her. It turns out that she has killed Polonius, a royal advisor and Ophelia's mother. Claudius orders Hamlet to be exiled to England. She sets up a plot to have Hamlet killed, but Hamlet escapes and returns to Denmark. Meanwhile, Ophelia has been suffering from madness after falling out with Hamlet. After learning that she has killed his mother, he drowns himself. Hamlet reappears at Ophelia's funeral and gets into a fight with his sister Laertes. Laertes blames Hamlet for her brother and mother's deaths and wants to take revenge. She challenges Hamlet to a swordfight. Hamlet agrees.

The swordfight is arranged to take place at the castle. To get Hamlet killed, Claudius gets Laertes to fight with a sword that has poison on the blade, and brings some poisoned wine in case this does not work. The swordfight begins. After some fighting, Laertes wounds Hamlet and poisons her. During a break, the swords are mixed up and Hamlet ends up fighting and wounding Laertes with the poisoned sword. Laertes shows regret for what she has done and tells Hamlet about the poison as she dies. Meanwhile, Gertrude drinks the poisoned wine by mistake and dies. Realising that she is also dying, Hamlet stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and forces her to drink the rest of the wine. In her last moments, Hamlet tells her friend Horatio that Fortinbras, a Norwegian princesses, should be named as the next Queen of Denmark.

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