Hamlet Prince of Denmark
Hamlet, son of the late King Hamlet (Senior) and Gertrude, is a philosophy student at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. After his father’s sudden death, he quits school and returns to Denmark. That his mother, Gertrude, rushed to marry Claudius, his uncle and brother of Hamlet Senior - made Hamlet feel betrayed and angry.
One night the ghost of his dead father appears to him, accusing Claudius of killing him by dripping poison into his ear." If thou didst ever thy dear father love— Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder!" the ghost commands to appalled Hamlet.
Hamlet swears to take revenge quickly - but then things get complicated and the revenge is delayed...
Hamlet, your life has suddenly turned up-side-down: your beloved father was murdered and your mother married your reviled uncle. Your father’s ghost is telling you to avenge his death...
You fall into depression... you end your relationship with Ophelia (can’t believe in love anymore)... You have to avenge your father’s death. But as an intellectual, you want to confirm some important facts:
1. Is the ghost indeed that of your father?
2. Is Claudius indeed guilty of the killing your father?
3. Did Gertrude, your mother, know about the murder and cooperate with him?
Until you know the truth, you can’t take revenge...
Scene - 01