Britain in Print
Title page from Hamlet, 1637. Edinburgh University Library

Four passages from Hamlet have been chosen to enable you to develop your understanding of the dramatic tensions in these scenes and in the play as a whole. A number of questions are asked on each scene and the brief interactive exercise which accompanies each question requires you to examine the language, characterisation or thematic development of each passage to enable you to access the commentary and analysis provided.

All references to the text relate to the Arden Series 3 edition (ed. Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor, Thomson Learning, London, 2006).

The passages used are: -

Image from 1637 Quarto Edition used
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