Shakespeare | Hamlet Act 1 Audiobook (Dramatic Reading)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare – Act 1 (of 5)
Act 1: http://youtu.be/p44qJ3RjpFM
Act 2: http://youtu.be/laBRXJSxxxg
Act 3: http://youtu.be/c5aa9bwEyUU
Act 4: http://youtu.be/elAret-tlFc
Act 5: http://youtu.be/3ilZn_1MPrE
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother, Hamlet’s father King Hamlet and then taken the throne, marrying his deceased brother’s widow, Hamlet’s mother Gertrude.
Act 1, Scene 1: The Ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to Horatio and two sentinels. They wonder what it portends and decide that Hamlet should be told.
Act 1, Scene 2: The new king and his court . . . Hamlet’s first soliloquy (“O that this too too solid flesh would melt”) . . . Hamlet learns of the ghost.
Act 1, Scene 3: Laertes and Polonius warn Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet.
Act 1, Scene 4: The Ghost appears to Hamlet.
Act 1, Scene 5: The Ghost’s message.