HyperHamlet:
the cultural history of Shakespeare's play in quotations

Who quoted these famous lines?
Which lines have been quoted most frequently?
When was it especially fashionable to quote Hamlet?
Do people know they are quoting Hamlet when they say "There's method in his madness"?

Search four centuries of Hamlet quotations in context – a completely new kind of evidence for the cultural position held by Shakespeare and his language.

Find quotations by 3313 authors from different periods, languages and genres.

Find out which texts use quotation marks or indicate Hamlet as their source.

Browse the core collection of 8742 quotations, attached to the lines they refer to or sorted by the characters and scenes they mention.

Or investigate the complete collection of 10063 entries, which includes indirect references, vague anonymous traces and even earlier occurrences of phrases found in Hamlet.

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