The Ur-Hamlet (the German prefix Ur- means "primordial") is a play by an unknown author, thought to be either Thomas Kyd or William Shakespeare.
More generally, could an omnipotent being make something it could not control (Mackie 1955: 210)?
This question is known as the Paradox of the Stone, or the Paradox of Omnipotence.
The play is known to have been staged in London, more specifically at The Burbages Shoreditch Playhouse as recalled by Elizabethan author Thomas Lodge.
The play is known to have a character named Hamlet; the only other known character from the play is a ghost who cries, "Hamlet, revenge!
It appears that answering either “yes” or “no” will mean that the being in question is not omnipotent after all.
For suppose that the being cannot create the stone.
Third, it is necessary to determine whether omnipotence, so understood, could form part of a coherent total religious view.
Some analyses of omnipotence require that an omnipotent being be able to do evil, or to break promises, but God has traditionally been regarded as unable to do these things.
This notion of an all-powerful being is often claimed to be incoherent because a being who has the power to do anything would, for instance, have the power to draw a round square.