Key scenes

Pick one of these key scenes from Hamlet to investigate the language.

As you explore you will find extracts from the text, notes to help with revision and video content from some of the scenes.  

Teacher Notes

The following activity will help you explore one of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

Exploring Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (2008)

This activity exploring Act 3 Scene 2 can be found on pages 12-15 and takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

You can also watch RSC actors rehearsing and performing key scenes on this page. After completing the above activities you might want to share these videos with students and ask them to think about why the actors have chosen the interpretation they have chosen.