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Hamlet – a resource for teachers

This teaching resource is designed for use in English Literature, Music and History and Society lessons with pupils aged 14-18. This unit of work looks at three short scenes from the opera to stimulate discussion, analysis and further enquiry. The scenes in question are the death of Ophelia (Hamlet Act IV, scene vii), the grave digger’s scene (Hamlet Act V, scene i) and the return of Laertes and the death of Hamlet (Hamlet Act V, scene ii).

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