Although the story of royal corruption and murder has mass appeal, its playwright may have been using it as a vehicle to curry favour with one person: the newly crowned king.
Until recently, academics believed that Shakespeare wrote Hamlet in early 1601, when Elizabeth I was still on the throne after more than 42 years.
The plot of the story is largely the same as Shakespeare's Hamlet, but with a few twists in the tale.
The story centres on Ophelia and her views on the activities taking place in Denmark and how they affect Hamlet.
But just what the bard’s most famous characters write on their profiles, if they bore the awful burden of trying to sell themselves to other star-crossed lovers? We took a stab at drafting their self-descriptions, and we encourage you to click through and steal a line or two for your own profile* (*do not do that, it is a terrible idea).
A final tip: if you find yourself on an agonizingly awkward date, you can always shout “EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR!
It was Shakespeare who first said, “ONLINE DATING, UGH” and we couldn’t agree with him more.
She is the one who comes up with the plans to save Hamlet.Since Hamlet is responsible not only for his own feelings but for his position in the state, it may be impossible for him to marry her.Ophelia agrees to keep Laertes’ advice as a “watchman” close to her heart but urges him not to give her advice that he does not practice himself.Laertes reassures her that he will take care of himself. He tells Laertes that he must hurry to his ship but then delays him by giving him a great deal of advice about how to behave with integrity and practicality.Polonius admonishes Laertes to keep his thoughts to himself, restrain himself from acting on rash desires, and treat people with familiarity but not with vulgarity.