A young Prince meets his father's ghost in the middle of the night, who accuses his own brother, now married to his widow, of murdering him. The Prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild insanity while plotting revenge.
William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in
Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Kiernan Ryan is Professor of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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