July 26

Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet,” entered into the Stationer’s Register

July 26, 1602

Related Lessons

  • Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

    Study Shakespeare's Hamlet in the context of Elizabethan attitudes toward revenge. The lesson includes activities in which students compare the text of Hamlet to the interpretations of several modern filmmakers.

  • Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy

    This lesson sensitizes students to the similarities and differences between cultures by comparing Shakespearean and Bunraku/Kabuki dramas. The focus of this comparison is the complex nature of revenge explored in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and Chushingura, or the Treasury of the Loyal Retainers.

  • Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    Expose middle school students to a first taste of Shakespeare from the angle of the ghost story and launch into the subject of verbs. In this lesson, they learn how Shakespeare uses verbs to move the action of the play. Students then distinguish generic verbs from vivid verbs by working with selected lines in Hamlet’s Ghost scene. Finally they test their knowledge of verbs through a crossword interactive puzzle.