Hamlet is a Shakespearean tragedy about a young Prince who sets out to uncover and later revenge the murder of his father, the old King, spurred on by his Father’s ghost.
Hamlet is one of the biggest parts in any Shakespeare play and there are lots of opportunities to explore his choices and motivation as well as lots of themes you can use as routes into the text including:
- Appearance and Reality
You can discover more about these themes and where they appear in the text as well as others in our Themes Resource.
There are so many different ways of exploring the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the text: