Read & Co. Classics presents this new beautiful edition of William Shakespeare’s famous play, “Hamlet”. Featuring a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare, it is a must for Shakespeare enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Set in Denmark, “Hamlet” is a tale of murder, revenge and madness. Prince Hamlet is visited by the ghostly apparition of his father who instructs him to avenge his death, caused by the hands of Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. As tension mounts, Hamlet grapples with the pain of sorrow, treachery and mortality. The iconic “Hamlet” is arguably one of Shakespeare’s most powerful plays and ranks amongst the most moving and seminal tragedies in English literature. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and is celebrated as the world’s most famous dramatist.