VCCS Litonline Introduction to Literature
English 112 (English Composition II)

The Hamlet Site

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The Hamlet Site Major External Links



Reading and Watching the Play

Act-by-Act Notes, Questions, Hints on the Play 

Act I Act II Act III Act IV  Act V


The Movie (Zeffirelli-Gibson, 1989)

Watching the Movie

Other Productions of and about Hamlet

Essay and Study Guide Questions

  1. Hamlet's Free Will

  2. The Women
               sample essay

  3. Polonius' Death

  4. Hamlet vs. Oedipus

  5. Staging

Essays on the play

Links to other relevant Websites


A Litonline Forum on Shakespeare's Hamlet 

Ian Delaney's "A Short Course on Shakespeare's Hamlet" or here or here.

A guided essay assignment on Hamlet's personality

A basic chronology of Shakespeare's life

Harry Rusche's Shakespeare Illustrated

The making of Kenneth Branagh's film of Hamlet--especially comments by Russell Jackson, text consultant, about Hamlet's situation, soliloquys, and language, plus Branagh's observation on Polonius as politician.

(For details on these links and for more, sometimes irreverent sites, visit the Links page at the end of this module.)

known Litonline syllabi

Writing Tasks

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These questions are also available as an online forum.

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