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All about Hamlet
Challenge students' understanding of the play's key ideas, emotions, themes and key quotations, with a range of interactive tasks and further research opportunities.
Andrew Moore's study guide to Hamlet
A comprehensive commentary on the play. Originally published on www.universalteacher.org.uk
Act 4 Scene 5 true or false
A great starter activity which encourages students to think about and discuss literary and linguistic concepts in the scene.
Quick starter or consolidation activity based on Act 4 Scene 4. A whizzy sequencing version is also available.
An introduction to Act 1
A series of varied and engaging activities to help students gain confidence when first working on the text of Hamlet. (Line references are to the Wordsworth Classics (1996) edition.) Note: this resource also refers to another Teachit resource 'Understanding Hamlet's ghost scene'.
Practice or discussion questions
A variety of scene specific essay or discussion questions.
A worked example followed by a list of quotations with suggestions for analysis to help students sharpen up their skills, leading to an activity focusing on one character. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
A writing framework to enable students to write a villanelle in role as either Hamlet or Ophelia. Helpful both for studying 'Hamlet' and poetry practice.
How well do you know the play?
Asks focused questions for each act to enable students to check key elements of their knowledge of the play. Very textually based.
Revision activities - whole text focus
Useful for A level revision especially in the immediate aftermath of reading the play for the first time.
An extensive selection of quotations and accompanying analysis.
Understanding Hamlet's ghost scene
Two storyboards to help understand the ghost scene in Act 1 Scene 5, then produce a poster to advertise The Mousetrap play and help the players rehearse The Dumb Show for Act 3 Scene 2.
Act 1 Scene 2 statements
How far do you agree? A discussion task to consolidate understanding of the first couple of scenes. Also available as an interactive activity and a Promethean flipchart.
A pre-reading activity to generate discussion. Also available as an interactive ranking activity and a Promethean flipchart.
The first line of Hamlet's seven major soliloquies and very brief notes on a presentation.
Quotation, location, significance - a sickness/decay imagery grid
A table for students to complete.
Sample question: The treatment of women in the play …
Gives the essay question, and an extensive selection of relevant critics' quotations.
Hamlet essay frame
Select one scene from Hamlet and consider its significance to the play as a whole.
24 A Level essay questions
Evidence of disorder in Act 1
Find the evidence of a disordered state of society in the first act of the play. Design a poster or collage to represent this situation.