Shakespeare entered the new 17th century as a mature and famous artist. Began the last decade of his work. The artist expresses with great force the thoughts and moods of the progressive people of his time, he creates a cycle of his great tragedies.
Shakespeare borrowed Hamlet’s external plot from Belfort (Tragic History), in turn, borrowed it from Saxon Grammar.
Shakespeare brings the action of the tragedy into the past, a number of signs clearly indicate that the tragedy should have been perceived as a story about the past, even if it was close. Why does Hamlet live and act in an outdated Shakespeare atmosphere? The deep answer to this is given by Hegel in Aesthetics.