John Green talks about many interpretations of Hamlet that were made that show Shakespeare was not alone when he came up with the plot. The play is one of "Shakespeares" longest plays; films made about Hamlet are over four hours. The reason I put quotations is because Shakespeare had a lot of texts that were similar and therefore could've used them to make the longest play that when put into production in a theater is over six hours.
I see how you posted about John Green's explanation on his way of thinking closely to Hamlet. I understand that you gave us also some of your own feedback on what John Green states about Shakespeare's Play's being one of the longest in theatre
one of the other reasons he also tell us why this play was that long is to keep selling more products like consention or anything being sell stands while staying a long time in the theaters in order to distract them self while watching it.
Luis, yes I agree with your point on how the plays were very similar. According to the crash Course it also explains that Hamlet was also one of the most famous of Shakespeare's plays.
In this crash course, Mr. Green brings to surface many intresting topics on the novel Hamlet. Basically, Hamlet is a play about justice, revenge, and social order in the kingdom. Apparently there has been three different versions of this play and one of them is presumed to be written by an actor who played a minor part in the play. Overall, in the story, Hamlet is stuck between tying to make a decison which may drasitcally have endless consequences. Hamlet claims to see the ghost of his father who tells Hamlet to seek his revenge on his uncles and kill him. To conclude, Hamlet's story is an overall representation of humans and the obstacles we go through in which we really "don't know what we're doing", because we're only human and we struggle with our own battles.
Desseri, I think Shakespeare wrote mostly this novel just to give life lessons to individuals. Of course, I agree he gives representations of humans obstacles through their lives because one of the days of your life you will have many obstacles that you will have to overcome. That's mostly the moral of this story, life lessons.
i think is a good point that you brought about giving us a lesson but i also think is to imagine how was the conflict in the old days and reflect how is it different from then and now and at the end we can learn not to do it again.
I agree with your statements, about hamlet being a play not only to entertain but to display affections and emotion. The play is not just about coitus and love and hate. But about vengeance, justice and the correct social standings. I also agree with the over all conclusion about us only being human and us struggling with our own battles because not only in the play hamlet but in real like that is true.
Mr. Green starts of by describing how much time Shakespeare play would of took to act it out. He then, gives a brief summary of important points throughout the novel.
mmm... i think you should explain more of how he tells us the important points and why this is happening ect. this is a video which show us the important reason Hamlet was written and how it influence.
Shakespeare seems to be very patience about writing his play after doing Hamlet making it be up to 6 hours long. Other people thinks is because he wanted it to make more money out of it. as a result it has been the most played novel in England and today is still famous.
That is true Antuan he must have had a lot of patience in order to write his many plays especially Hamlet, but I don't believe he wrote Hamlet all on his own. Before Hamlet there were other stories such as Omlet which in reality when you compare them both side to side they are similar. I believe that Shakespeare had other people helping him write Hamlet but because there was no copyright law back then no one else got credit.
In this episode of Crash Course, John Green explains the length of Hamlet and how Shakespeare may have written this longest play of his. Although John Green explains that Shakespeare took inspiration from many of his own works, I have done research that shows evidence of Shakespeare plagerizing the work of another person.
To furthermore add to your comment, I believe William Shakespeare's work had to have some What been stolen, borrowed, or copyrighted from other lesser popular writers of his time. I just think his work is somold nobody can actually tell you the truth.
true, nobody tells the truth and he was inspire from his own work and brought the English we speak today which is a good thing because is easier to speak and understand.
I believe Shakespeare wrote a beautifully play because Hamlet it's basically is consider one of Shakespeare best work. Represents life lessons, by describing for 6 hours how this man is trying to heal himself from revenge, disgust towards his own family members and domination.
In this Crash Course I like how John Green discusses Shakespeare and his way of using many of his works in some of the other plays he creates throughout history.
Within this crash course John talks about a wide array of topics within Hamlet. Apparently Hamlet is based around "vengeance" and "justice" but I think otherwise. I believe that Hamlet is based around spite and the journey to leave the abyss of loss in order to find yourself. Through the entirety of the story though we do focus on the fact that he wishes to avenge his father trough the murder of his killer (Claudius) we see that he is also very lost. He doesn't even know who he is as a person. He tries to put up the whole "challenge-hungry" intelectual act...but all he really turns out to be is an obsessive maniac.
In this crash course, John Green mentions how Shakespeare got inspiration from other work to write Hamlet, although his works might have been like other writings he introduced new concept to his works. For example, John mentions he introduced ambiguity into the play of Hamlet.
I just realized that "Hamlet" and the "Great Gatsby" can be related. Why did Polonius die? Polonius was killed accidentally by Hamlet because Hamlet assumed that it was Claudius who was behind the curtains. Why did Jay Gatz die? Jay Gatz was killed by George Wilson because he was assuming that Gatz was the one who runs over Myrtle even though it was Daisy. Both of the stories proved that making a conclusion can lead to the other person's life misery even though they deserve more. Although in Hamlet, the mouse play game he had with finding out if Claudius was really the murderer is an example of Hamlet not making conclusions
On this segment of Crash Course Mr.Green explains how indecisive Hamlet is about taking certain actions. For example, Mr.Green describes inner thoughts that Hamlet had about deciding whether to murder Claudius while he was apparently praying because this in turn would make Claudius free of sin. As Green goes on he compares The Tragedy of Hamlet to an interesting modernized and very similar movie, (The Lion King). Green compares both Hamlet and Simba because of their almost identical family situations which makes both characters go into a depressing phase where they ultimately try to find themselves.
Mr. Green does claim that Hamlet seems to be unsure or apprehensive towards the way he should act as a man. Furthermore, Hamlet wants to kill Claudius but the reason he didn't even though he had the opportunity to kill him is that he seemed to be praying, and assumed that he would've been cleansed of sin and go to heaven, so he didn't.
Mr.green talks about how Shakespeare Hamlet play is about justice and revenge and is a 4 to 6 hours long and Shakespeare wrote it just to satisfy himself. Hamlet has 3 versions and it also explains how Hamlet had trouble maming his mind and that lead of to madness.
Mr. Green talks about several things about Hamlet in this video. One thing being that Hamlet has a difficult time making decisions. He knows what he wants but cant seem to find the strength to execute. One can see this as a person doubting themselves. Another discussion in this video was that Hamlet has people watching him all the time that is why he feels as if Denmark is a prison. When he brought up the mirroring there is towards characters it seemed similar to the foils Hamlet has with other characters. For example how one can relate the Norwegian prince and Hamlets because of both of their fathers passing.
Mr.green explains that its the longest play, and says the play has 3 diffrent versions and one of them is known as the "bad hamlet" he basically summarizes the play in such a great way , Green explains what it hamlets problem which is decidind wheather to kill his uncle claudious, he pretents to be crazy while each of the other charcaters such as gertrude and claudiuous watch over him and even get some other people to spy on him .
In this crash course Mr. Green talks a little bit about why hamlet has a hard time executing his plan to get revenge saying that getting justice for his fathers death is in fact difficult overall. Green also talks about the different versions of hamlet and that its the longest play that Shakespeare has which is about 4-5 house long.
Why yes Chris, this particular crash course was very informative reguarding not only the literary elements and the story line. But Mr. Green mentions about the past of the actual play "hamlet" and I, much like you was very Intrigued.
What stood out to me the most was how Mr.Green brought up how William Shakespeare's inspiration could've possible came from an older play with the main character name "omlette" giving the back story and pointing out the key similarities between the two. Also surprisingly when filmed line for line it was almost 4 hours and some plays have rumored to go for up to six hours. Legend has it, that it was just to increase consession outcome.
In the crash course, Mr. Green talks about hamlet and it being Shakespeare’s longest plays ever written. It is said to have lasted more than 4 hours. Mr. Green explained how Claudius killed Hamlet’s father. Later to take the throne and marry Queen Gertrude. Hamlet later gets visited by his fathers’ ghost telling him to seek revenge on none other than Claudius. Hamlet soon becomes obsessed trying to get justice and it is difficult for him to achieve it.