Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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Objectives
To develop an understanding the key areas of the play, including:
  • Character development and characterisation
  • Context and setting
  • Important ideas and themes
  • Shakespeare's use of language





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Hamlet unit
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Intermediate
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17/12/2009
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Audiobook of the complete play



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Audio

Listen to Librivox recordings of the play:


Shakespearean glossary

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.

Context

Plot

Summary


Character & characterisation

Dramatis personae


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

Close reading

Embedded audio files; Specific and wider effects of language use (micro/macro).

Act X, scene x

Questions 1.

Important ideas

Overview

Express your themes as a phrase.

Theme: Evidence: How it contributes to the development of the theme:

Theme

Extension Activities



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Extension Activity



Review

  • Pull together across the whole text
  • eg:

Act I Quiz


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Activity

Find quotations that show the following:




Quotations

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.

Quotation Importance:
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Reflection

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External links

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Reading

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Web Resources