I’m a big fan of Alan Stanford’s podcasts Hamlet in Howth.
They’re an excellent way of revising the play – but make sure you stay focused by taking notes as you listen.
Here’s the link: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drama/hamletinhowthall.html
Perhaps the single most debated question about Hamlet is “why does it take him so long to avenge his father’s murder?” For some, his delay is baffling and despite feeling sympathy for Hamlet as he struggles with his suicidal despair, they nonetheless view him ultimately as a procrastinator. According to this interpretation, Hamlet knows [...]
Here’s an example of how you can (and must!)
ANSWER THE QUESTION ASKED THROUGHOUT YOUR ANSWER.
Don’t just parrot back the question at the end of each paragraph (although that is still better than ignoring the question completely!) and expect to do well. Everything you say should relate back to the question you were asked. This essay [...]
“I am having real trouble getting my ideas in order in Hamlet answers and writing strong opening and closing paragraphs…any advice that could help me please ” I’ve just received this email and I figure I might as well share my reply with all of you, as this is a common problem I come across. [...]
Rather, I’d like you to consider the following:
There are 7 soliloquies delivered by Hamlet and one by Claudius.
The purpose of the soliloquies is to reveal more about the thoughts, feelings, [...]