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Hamlet - Play Information

BBC Hamlet Microsite (2008)

The BBC and RSC collaborate to provide a timeline charting this play's performance history on stage and screen, using video and production images.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

BBC Hamlet Microsite (2008)

Dating the play & Shakespeare's sources

How do we know when Hamlet was written? And what sources and stories influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it? Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Dating the play & Shakespeare

Production information (2008)

For the show's programme, the company of the 2008 production of Hamlet created a Rehearsal Scrapbook.

Read director Gregory Doran's rehearsal diary and find out more about what happened behind-the-scenes to put together this production.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Production information (2008)

Scenes: Key moments

Every director will choose their own key moments in Hamlet depending on how they are interpreting the play. Here, we've selected a number of important scenes.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Scenes: Key moments

Stage history

Performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the stage history of Hamlet from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Stage history

Well-known quotes

We've selected some famous quotes from Hamlet.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

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