Hamlet By William Shakespeare Study Help Practice Projects

1. Stage the final scene in Hamlet, paying special attention to how you place the bodies of the falling dead on the stage. Why would you choose to place them thus?

2. Conduct a mock jury trial to prove whether Hamlet is or is not mad.

3. Conduct a mock jury trial to prove that Gertrude is an accomplice in the death of King Hamlet.

4. Watch the film Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. What does the film tell you about these two men? After seeing them from this new perspective, what do you think of them? Has your opinion of them changed? How does playwright Tom Stoppard's interpretation compare to Shakespeare's portrayal of them?

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Approximately how much time has passed between the death of King Hamlet and the remarriage of Gertrude to Claudius?




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