To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ‘The Gaurdian’ asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays.

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most notable works, but before you think Shakespeare’s not for you, listen to Adrian Lester speaking Hamlet’s soliloquy from act III, scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. And just imagine this as a contemporary rap, you just may hear it differently!

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