Hamlet Summary
William Shakespeare

Everything you need to understand or teach Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

  • Hamlet Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 eBook
  • 198 Student Essays
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 68 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Book Notes
  • 1 Nota de Libro
  • ...and more
  • 30 Hamlet Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Hamlet Overview

Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that takes place in Elsinore Castle in Denmark and follows the indecision of Prince Hamlet’s plot for revenge. Mourning the death of his father, Hamlet is confronted by a ghost, which informs him that Claudius (the late King’s brother and Hamlet’s uncle) is the murderer. After attempting to kill Claudius, but killing Polonius instead, Hamlet is banished to England. Hamlet returns and is challenged to a duel by Polonius’ son, Laertes. Claudius and Laertes conspire to poison Hamlet and, as a result, both of them, Hamlet, and Hamlet’s mother all die; leaving the throne open to a vengeful Norwegian prince.

Study Pack

The Hamlet Study Pack contains:

Hamlet Study Guide

Lesson Plan

Hamlet Lesson Plans contain 174 pages of teaching material, including: