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Hamlet

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Grief, Guilt, and Revenge! and other themes related to Hamlet:


Fiction
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy also deals with the terrible consequences of a king's murder. In Macbeth, Shakespeare focuses on the usurper, a man of great potential whose ambition (and ambitious wife) drives him to do evil deeds.

Garrett, George. The Succession: A Novel of Elizabeth and James. Harcourt, 1991. A fictionalized account of political events in England at the time Shakespeare was writing Hamlet. (average)

Saunders, Kate, ed. Revenge. Boston: Faber, 1992. An anthology of revenge stories written by women. (average)


Nonfiction
Bevington, David, ed. Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Hamlet. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice, 1968. A collection of critical essays and viewpoints about the play. (challenge)

Epstein, Norrie. The Friendly Shakespeare. New York: Viking Penguin, 1993. An accessible guide to Shakespeare's life and work. (average)

Robinson, Randal. Unlocking Shakespeare's Language: Help for the Teacher and Student. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, 1989. Designed for teachers and students, this book deals with language problems that may interfere with the reading of Shakespeare's work. (average)


Multimedia
Hamlet. Prod., dir., perf. Laurence Olivier. 1948. Videocassette. Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1995. This film won Academy Awards for best picture and best actor. (videocassette)