Act I, Scene 5 of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet (Patrick Alparone) encounters the ghost of his father, the late King Hamlet (Robert Parsons), and learns the truth about his father's death. This is a scene taken from "This is Hamlet," a new way to learn more about one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Find out more at http://thisishamlet.com
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In which John Green teaches you MORE about Bill Shakespeare's Hamlet. John talks about gender roles in Hamlet, and what kind of power and agency Ophelia and Gertrude had, if they had any at all (spoiler alert: we think they did). You'll also learn about regicide, Ophelia's flowers, and Hamlet's potential motivations. Also, Oedipus comes up again, but we don't buy it.
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In which John Green teaches you about Hamlet, William Shakespeare's longest and most-performed play. People love Hamlet. The play that is, not necessarily the character. Hamlet is a Tragedy with a capital T (I guess I don't have to point that out, since you can see clearly in the text that the T was capitalized). By Tragedy, I mean virtually everyone dies at the end. John will talk a little bit about the history of the play and the different versions of it that have appeared in the centuries since it was written. You'll also learn about some of the big themes in the play, get a brief plot overview, and the all important connections between Prince Hamlet and Simba, the Lion King. Seriously though, The Lion King is totally just a Hamlet musical with animals instead of people.
Quick and easy synopsis of the Shakespeare play, Hamlet. For more Hamlet resources, go to http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet/. For a translation of the entire play into modern English, go to No Fear Shakespeare at nfs.sparknotes.com/hamlet/.
Description and explanation of the major themes of Hamlet. This accessible literary criticism is perfect for anyone faced with Hamlet essays, papers, tests, exams, or for anyone who needs to create a Hamlet lesson plan.