O God! I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
Quite a grim piece of work, this Hamlet. But rather than offering my own summary of what transpires I'll leave that to Horatio, who manages to survive the mayhem and who has this to say.
And let me speak to the yet unknowing world
How these things came about: so shall you hear
Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts,
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters;
Of deaths put on by cunning and forc’d cause,
In my thoughts on Act I, I remarked that Hamlet quite a page turner and that if it kept on that way it would be my favorite of the seven plays I've read so far. It is.