Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.
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Christopher Plummer went on to play Cyrano de Bergerac, using a new translation he commissioned from Anthony Burgess. The final insult in Cyrano's nose speech in the opening duel is changed to "Oh, that this too, too solid nose would melt," a reference to Hamlet's "too, too solid flesh "monologue. Several other Hamlets, such as Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh, also played Cyrano using that translation. See more
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