Why is Shakespeare's Hamlet boring? why is hamlet boring?

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This play is "boring" to you because you are just learning how to read this genre of literature, how to piece together the parts, to "cook" this complicated "recipe. The pace of your assembly is slow compared to the frantic demands of real life.  You don't mean that Hamlet is more boring than other plays you've read (if any) but that the act of reading a play required a concentration the real world won't let you have.  

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I do not think Hamlet is boring at all!  If you are bored, it is likely because you are trying to read the play.  Shakespeare, and all plays really, is meant to be seen, heard and experienced.  You will not get the full effect from just reading!

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Some people say that Hamlet is boring because "nothing happens."  They are referring to the seemed fact that Hamlet finds out that his father was murdered by his uncle at the end of Act 1 but doesn't do much to avenge the murder -- in fact, not really acting until Act 5.  He does think to act crazy and to put on a play reenacting the murder, but even after he has proof that Claudius is guilty he STILL talks himself out of acting against Claudius when he has the opportunity. Hamlet seems to be all thought and no action, or as he puts it all "judgement" and little "blood" (meaning passion).

What makes Hamlet such a compelling play is the fact that Hamlet doesn't act and the audience to left to wait in anticipation of his eventual revenge and has a chance to see a mind at work as Hamlet works through all of the various issues and concerns that plague him throughout the play.  It is a very psychological play, and the action is in Hamlet's mind.  Unfortunately, that doesn't always translate to exciting visuals on the stage.

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Usually readers who find Shakespeare boring are having difficulty reading the metaphors and missing the actual plot, "not seeing the forest for the trees," so to speak.

I would recommend a movie. You could try Mel Gibson's or Kenneth Branagh's versions of the play, but I would opt for "Renaissance Man" with Danny DeVito. It features students who are reluctant to read anything of substance, but "Hamlet" gave them insight into something truly important. Campy, yes, but quite entertaining.

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