Hamlet Translation

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Rumor has is that every actor’s dream is to play Hamlet, and Hamlet-quotations have become household words, which crops up in the most various contexts. Both critics and psychologists have been tempted to explore the depth in this enigmatic Shakespeare-figure. Because Hamlet is a man who has a peculiar problem: It is incredibly hard for him to pull himself together to revenge his father’s death by killing his murderer – even though he is clearly expected to demand an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
In the first act we experience that the ghost of the father haunts Hamlet and tells that he was assassinated by his treacherous brother, who poured poison into his ear, while he was peacefully sleeping in his garden. Afterwards the murderer succeeded in taking over his victim’s throne by marrying the sexy queen dowager. Thus there is enough to be revenged: fratricide is under all circumstances a loathsome crime. Furthermore comes a sexual relationship, which by the norms of that time was considered incest. And worst of all: We are dealing with a regicide, which for an Elizabethan was downright sacrilege. Even though Hamlet is completely aware of the fact that his task is to make things right again, he continues procrastinating, and has a lot of good excuses not to deal with it. The explanations are good enough, the only suspicious thing is the fact that Hamlet has so many different reasons to wait – a new one every…...

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