Big shoutout to the following
tragedians of the Twittersphere:

Hamlet Retweeted - Prince Hamlet

Prince Hamlet

Drama student and Prince of Denmark. | Hobbies include talking to a ghost, to skulls and to myself, tormenting Polonius and teasing his daughter Ophelia. | I'm a scholar... not a fighter. | #anticlaudius

Elsinore Castle | Pirate Ship | Cemetery

PERFORMED BY: @Hamletbihh, @AngstyHamlet, @hamfromthepack, @Hamlet_it_go, @themainhamlet, @ur_man_ham, @HamSwizzle1564, @YoungHamlet24, @HamIetDuFromage, @hamletthedane, @denmarkismine, @OG_HAM, @cheeruphamlet, @richhomiehammy, @Hamlet_Jr, @FreshPrinceHam, @Hamlet_3a, @hamlet_jr_, @H8NewDadHamlet, @prince_h4ml3t, @SonofHamlet, @undecided765, @AceHamlet, @Gotdaddyprobs and @OneTrueHamlet.

Hamlet Retweeted - Ophelia


I all things Hamlet and he loves me!!!... I think?? | All the pheelz. | Favorite things include sewing in my closet, pretending to read a prayer book, collecting flowers and chillin in the pond outside the castle. | #crazy4hammy

Elsinore Castle | Castle Pond | Heaven?

PERFORMED BY: @ophelia_ft, @ophelia_245, @ophelia9988, @_PsychOphelia, @_Ophcourse, @opheliafeelzya, @TragicMaiden, @OphHam, @hamletsbae4life, @opheliagoodgirl, @virtuousophelia, @BROphelia18, @crazy4hammy, @MissOphelia779, @WisteriaOphelia, @OhthePheels4ham, @OGPhelia and @hamletsgirl123.

Hamlet Retweeted - Horario


Graduate of Wittenburg University where I met by best bro, Prince Hamlet. | Only one hobby: chillin' with by bff, Hamlet. | Peanut butter to Hamlet's jelly. | I see dead people. | #HamletBro

Wittenberg University and Elsinore Castle

PERFORMED BY: @iwillsurvive98, @hamletactone7, @HamletsBestBro, @horati_NO, @i_see_dead_pp1, @HoratioBlogPage, @horatiOMGagost, @Friend2Hamlet, @FratbroHoratio, @Horatio (Haebin J), @horatiothatguy, @denmark_horatio, @justsawdaghost and @HamletsBF.

Hamlet Retweeted - Queen Gertrude

Queen Gertrude

It's my castle, I do what I want to. | New hubby King Claudius. | It's not incest if you're related only by law! ... right? | First husband recently found dead in palace orchard. | #sorrynotsorry #wineoclock

Royal throne, Elsinore Castle

PERFORMED BY: @QueenGofD, @queen_gerty123, @glamorousgert, @mamahamlet792, @QueenHomieHppr, @still_queenn, @gerrt_rude, @GertyTheGriever, @gertiethegr8, @_queensyndrome, @QueenG1603, @BrotherLuvrGert, @QueenTrudie, @gertrudequeen6, @whosnext_MG, @GertrudeHamletM, @RoyalMommyG, @queenmommagert and @MammaGerturde.

Hamlet Retweeted - King Claudius

King Claudius

I love my sister-in-law, I mean my wife. | two months strong. | It's good to be King of Denmark. | Skillsets include public speaking and secret poisonings. | #whosyourdaddy

Queen Gertrude's Castle

PERFORMED BY: @KingClaudiuzzz, @MrStealYooGirl5, @YaKingC, @classicclaudius, @claudnein2, @bro2king, @shesminenow, @g0t_th3_g1rl, @CladiusDaKing, @inluvwithtrudie, @claudius_is_coo, @King_Uncle_Dad, @SIRstealURgirl and @andreithegiant2.

Hamlet Retweeted - Polonius


Loyal servant to King Claudius. | Father to daughter Ophelia and son Laertes. | Avid talker, eavesdropper and know-it-all. | Be true to yourself. | #parentingdoneright

Feast for worms

PERFORMED BY: @PoloKnowzIt, @omylordpolonius, @Poloniu41853943, @renmanpol, @baloniusandchez

Hamlet Retweeted - Laertes


Son of Polonius, brother of Ophelia. | Only regular guy in a play full of psychos and weirdos. | Man, my sister shouldn't love Prince Hamlet. That dude's no good. | #wassup

Paris and Denmark

PERFORMED BY: @Laertes390, @themainhamlet, @handsoffmysis, @LAERTESDCHS, @JeSuisLaertes, @GVS_Laertes, @livelylaertes, @Laertezzz, @yasfrance and @DontTrustHamlet.

Hamlet Retweeted -  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Just a pair a dudes sent to spy on our oldest pal, Prince Hamlet. | Dishonest? Potentially. | Skeevy? Probably. | Incompetent? Most definitely. | We need the cash. | #hoisted

Denmark and England

PERFORMED BY: @twopeasinapod43, @rosenguildstern, @Guildencrantz17, @Guildenstern94, @RGuilden and @Rosencrantz_9.

Hamlet Retweeted - King Hamlet's Ghost

King Hamlet's Ghost

Real salty how my bro Claudius stole my life, wife and crown. | Still crushing on my widow wifey, Queen Gertrude. | My boy Hamlet Junior is on the case and will take of business. Real soon now. | #revenge

Purgatory? Hell? Hamlet's "bad dreams"?

PERFORMED BY: @Hamletsda, Ghostee1 and @Hamlet_boo.

Hamlet Retweeted - Fortinbras

Young Fortinbras

With that scary King Hamlet dead it's time for Norway to start dissin’ Denmark again. | Maybe the rest of the Hamlet family will just kill each other and I'll walk in at the end to take over as king. | #winning

Norway, Poland and Denmark

PERFORMED BY: @CentsFortinbras and @PrinceFrotinbra

Hamlet Retweeted - Castle Guards

Castle Guards

Barnardo, Francisco and Marcellus | We are scared of a ghost, are bitter cold and sick at heart. | #SomethingRottenInTheStateOfDenmark

Castle battlements after midnight

PERFORMED BY: @Fran_CRISCO and @mythraidates.

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Props to @mrsfullbright, @MrPacini and The Nymph's Reply, and to inspiratonal English and drama teachers everywhere:

"See the players well bestowed... Let them be well used, for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time. After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live."

#Hamlet retold in students' funny tweets #elsinoreprobs