1870 Written by William Shakespeare Characters Hamlet Claudius Gertrude Polonius Original language English Genre Shakespearean tragedy Setting Denmark The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1601. It is Shakespeare's longest play, with 29,551 ... Hamlet, o Príncipe da Dinamarca, obra dramática shakespereana mais adaptada e encenada nos palcos de todo o mundo, é hoje uma das mais importantes e renomadas tragédias do dramaturgo inglês William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's best-known play is widely regarded as the most influential literary work ever written. HAMLET A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. KING CLAUDIUS What dost you mean by this? HAMLET Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.