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Grab every eye in the room with this 30-slide lecture (downloads in Prezi, Google Slides, and PDF versions) that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch your study of William Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The presentation includes a quickwrite topic that will help make Hamlet’s situation relevant to your students (15 minutes for writing and discussion). Then, launch into the 30-minute lecture which covers the time period and setting, profiles of eight important characters, detailed maps explaining Fortinbras’ military designs on the region, conflicts/themes, foils, and allusions to Julius Caesar.
Want a study question set to take your students through their study of Hamlet? Click HERE for scene-by-scene worksheets for Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet.
Want more lesson materials to get your students excited about Shakespeare? Click HERE to view my full catalog of Shakespeare lesson materials.
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