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Hamlet, the famous one written by William Shakespeare, was probably a rip-off of another play by Thomas Kyd, called Ur-Hamlet. You can’t make this stuff up. We know Ur-Hamlet was put on about a decade before Shakespeare’s because another playwright, Thomas Nashe, wrote a scathing review. And that review is the only record, anywhere, of a play generations of historians would literally murder for.

Hamlet, the famous one written by William Shakespeare, was probably a rip-off of another play by Thomas Kyd, called Ur-Hamlet. You can’t make this stuff up. We know Ur-Hamlet was put on about a decade before Shakespeare’s because another playwright, Thomas Nashe, wrote a scathing review. And that review is the only record, anywhere, of a play generations of historians would literally murder for.

(Source: listverse.com)

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