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Cambridge School Shakespeare: Hamlet (latest edition)

Edited by Rex Gibson, Vicki Wienand and Richard Andrews

An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.

Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Hamlet' and Shakespeare.

Includes rich and exciting colour photos of performances of 'Hamlet' from around the world.

  • A running synopsis of action is included for every page of script.
  • 'Stagecraft' boxes give information on stage designs, directors' approaches and actors views on past performances and offer opportunities for students to explore and contribute their own ideas on staging.
  • 'Write about it' boxes give information about writing about Shakespeare and suggest activities to help students with their own writing in response to the play. Students will be helped to translate discussion into high quality writing; look at 'points of dispute' in the play; structure various forms of writing, including essays; write responsively and sensitively about the play; provide evidence from the play to support their arguments.
  • Further boxed features focus on exploration of 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes'.
  • Extended glossaries aligned with the play script for ease of reference provide clear explanation of key terms.
  • Each act is followed by 'Looking back' sections with further notes, illustrations and activities.
  • Comprehensive and extended endnotes with illustrations and activities are linked to the boxed features and give further information and opportunities for exploration of stagecraft, language, characters and themes.
  • New 'Writing about' sections focus on writing about Shakespeare in general and on the play in particular.
  • A rich selection of exciting colour photos with information on performances appear throughout.

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  • Supports the improved, larger-format editions of the highly successful Cambridge School Shakespeare plays.
  • Interactive games, quizzes and tools.
  • Photo galleries of the plays in performance.
  • Video and audio clips to inspire you.
  • Notes and performance tips. Blogs from established Shakespeare authors.
  • Video webinars from experts at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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