By William Shakespeare
Set in Denmark, and originally titled The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the play tells the story of Prince Hamlet who is ordered by the ghost of his own father to seek revenge on his uncle Claudius. In his hunger to seize the throne, Claudius had murdered Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark, and married his deceased brother's widow.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and is considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature. Hamlet was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime, and still ranks among his most performed, adapted, and filmed plays in his collection.