HAMLET-ACT 1 - Hamlet Act 1 ● Takes place in Denmark ● Saxo Grammacticus he knew how to read he was going to compose the first history of the Danish

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Hamlet Act 1 Takes place in Denmark Saxo Grammacticus he knew how to read, he was going to compose the first history of the Danish people The date in which this was recorded was 1216 King Rorik- was the ruler of a large swatch of land (Jutland) Horvendill is chosen by King Rorik, he is a very gifted warrior Feng was a gifted politician Horvendill was going to kill Koll, he put a sword through his body King Rorik lets Horvendill marry his daughter Gerutha is King Rorik’s daughter Horvendill is now married into the family, they have a son named Amleth, he is going to claim the throne Feng is trying to separate Horvendill and Gerutha Gerutha listens to Feng (he says that Horvendill is horrible) Horvendill is dead. (They killed him in his sleep with poison) Feng and Gerutha are now married Amleth means “fool” but back then it would mean a “silly child” Amleth is going to pretend to be crazy, because he wants to walk out alive Amleth throws a party to make Feng keep thinking that he is crazy. Tapestries-They provided art, they provide insulation Amleth takes the stick that he was craving and pins them down with the tapestries on everyone, and lights the room on fire. Shakespeare name is weird because it is a play on words Ur- means ancient During the Elizabethan age, there were only two kinds of books, Quarto and First Folio Ouarto One- “The Bad Quarto” 1603 Ouarto Two- “The Good Quarto” 1605 The First Folio presents also another version of Hamlet 1623 Amleth-Hammet-Hamlet Shakespeare's son Hammet died when Shakespeare was 32. Helsignor was a town in Denmark, it features the royal castle in Denmark
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(Kronbrog) Elsinore was the castle made up of William Shakespeare Family was one of the main ideas of the play in Hamlet The Royal Family of Denmark- the head of the family is King Hamlet(he is dead) He was married to Gertrude( the queen) They had son(male air) Prince Hamlet After he died, she remarried King Claudius, he became king, instead of Prince Hamlet Prince Hamlet is one of the most intelligent characters Royal Court is a place of officials happenings Nobility-are people who live and work at court There is a noble family(father-Polonius, the king's right hand man, and King Polinous advisor, his wife is dead) They had two children Laertes and Ophelia Ophelia is Prince Hamlet’s girlfriend Horatio- he is Prince Hamlet’s best friend Three soldiers- Francisco,Bernado,Marcellus The Royal family of Norway-King Fortinbras had a son Prince Fortinbras King Fortinbras was dead at the start of the play “Old Norway” is now king of Norway Key things- Elsinore(the play takes place, royal castle of Denmark) Wittenburg- (Germany)is a church but also a University, Prince Hamlet and Horatio attend that university Prince Hamlet is away at school and hears that his father has died, Cladius is made king while he was on his way to Denmark.
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