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20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Hamlet

That rather splendid Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is going to play Hamlet for a 12 week stint at the Barbican Theatre, London. Alas ("poor Yorick") we have to wait an entire year before that happens, with the show not starting until 5 August 2015. So, to pass the time, here's 20 things you (probably) didn't know about Hamlet. If you read one every 18 days they'll take you right up to the opening night...

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