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CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Hamlet

At a Glance: Hamlet

Written by: William Shakespeare

Type of Work: play

Genre: tragedy

Main Characters: Hamlet, King Claudius...

First Published: between 1601 and 1603

Setting: Denmark

The three most important aspects of Hamlet:

  • The most famous of the five soliloquies...
  • Hamlet's central characters are...
  • If the character of Hamlet has a tragic flaw...

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