The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Grief, Guilt, and Revenge! and other themes related to Hamlet:
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)
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)
Hamlet. Prod., dir., perf. Laurence Olivier. 1948. Videocassette.
Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1995. This film won Academy Awards for
best picture and best actor. (videocassette)