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Written by the English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare (26April 1564 (baptized) – 23 April 1616); Hamlet is a tragedy written between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge of Prince Hamlet upon his uncle Claudius; who after murdering Hamlets father seizes the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow. The reputation of Shakespeare’s as the greatest writer in the English language began during the 18th century, where a quarter of plays performed on London stage were