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Albert Sanchez Moreno  •  Link

"Hamlet" is, in the opinion of most, Shakespeare's greatest play, but if Sir William Davenant's name is attached to it, you can bet that the version that Pepys saw was probably slightly or even drastically altered.

TerryF  •  Link

"Hamlet" has nearly never been performed unaltered and complete; but any version(s) of it Pepys saw would have been drastically cut from its 5-Act, 20-scene entirety, which, for reference purposes, is, e.g., online here: http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/hamlet/

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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