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hamlet-poster

Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre's 2010 production.

 

 

Shakespeare's most enigmatic and

inexhaustible play.

 

 

 

A guide to help make the play accessible to high school students without sacrificing academic standards.

 

 

Contents

 

Teacher's Guide

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

The Text

3

On Film a Select Selection

5

"This is Too Long"

4

Plot Outline

7

Shakespeare's World

5

Scene-by-scene Commentary

8

Writing About Shakespeare's Plays

6

After the First Reading

23

Revenge Tragedy

7

Conflict Task Sheet Answers

26

About Hamlet

8

Questions to Assist Understanding

27

Approaching the Language

9

Structure

44

Task Sheets

 

Structure 2

49

Plot Events Quiz

12

Poetry and Prose

53

After the First Reading

13

Language of Drama

54

Conflict

14

Other Language Features

57

Questions to Assist Understanding

15

The Soliloquies

60

Structure

19

Setting

65

The Language of the Plays

21

Characters

68

The Language of Drama

22

Hamlet

69

Other Language Features

23

How Old Is Hamlet?

74

Setting

24

Claudius

75

Characters: Hamlet

25

Polonius

76

How Old is Hamlet?

26

Ophelia

77

Characters 2

27

Gertrude

78

Themes

28

the Ghost

79

Worksheets

 

Horatio, Laertes, Fortinbras

80

Study Record

2

Themes

81

Easy Plot Summary

3

Interpretations

86

Basic Facts: Characters

5

Links

86

Poetry and Prose

6

Revision Quiz

87

Characterisation: Hamlet

7

Quiz Answers

88

Character: Polonius

8

Quotations Worksheet Answers

90

Character Quotations

9

Bibliography

92

Quotations Quiz

10

 

 

 

 

Plus: 3 PowerPoints; full text with annotations; essay writing; literary terms; extension notes and more.

 

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