Hamlet by William Shakespeare
|Sections in this topic:|
|Welcome to our new content project!|
|Introduction||Audiobook | Shakespearean Glossary | Context | Plot|
|Character and Characterisation||Dramatis Personae | Characterisation|
|Important ideas||Overview | Topic|
|Review||Extension Activities | External Links|
"A tragedy is a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate" A.C. BRADLEY.
Audiobook of the complete play
Do you know your 'dost' from your 'wherefore'? There is a glossary of words commonly used in Shakespearean plays [here]. Make sure you know these words, as they'll help you to understand the play a lot better.
Character & characterisation
|Character||Brief description:||How do they change?||What are their main contributions?||Characteristation|
|Character||[What kind of person is he?]||[How does he change?]||[His main contributions]||[Comment on how he is developed]|
Important events/turning points
Embedded audio files; Specific and wider effects of language use (micro/macro).
Act X, scene x
Express your themes as a phrase.
|Theme:||Evidence:||How it contributes to the development of the theme:|
- Pull together across the whole text
Act I Quiz
Why are each of these quotations important in the play? Think about what they reveal about character, their importance in terms of theme, imagery, relationships etc. Make a comment about each one.