Monday, August 6, 2018
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: “This above all: to thine own self be true.” (I, iii)
In what is, arguably, Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece, the Prince of Denmark is depressed—and for good reason. His father, the King of Denmark, has died unexpectedly and his uncle has ascended to the throne and married his mother. When visions of his deceased father start appearing, Prince Hamlet realizes there is, indeed, “something rotten in the state of Denmark,” and it is up to him, alone, to set it right.