This worksheet provides an in-depth introduction to the 'fool' stock character of Shakespeare's plays, with a particular focus on Polonius as a typical fool character in 'Hamlet'. The handout provides:
- Introduction and definition of 'the fool' as a stock Shakespearean character.
- Close-reading and analysis activities, with select extracts and accompanying analysis from Act 2 of the play.
- Model answers (a kind of answer key) for the close-reading questions.
Enjoy, and feedback is welcome!
Check out my complete Hamlet Teaching & Activity Pack (which also includes this handout!):
Hamlet Complete Teaching & Activity Pack