Explore the play in this RSC production with David Tennant

Videos in The Making Of...:

Plus clips of past productions:

David Tennant as Hamlet

Who is he?

There's more to Hamlet than a man holding a skull

Laertes Pointing Gun


Only click if you want to know what really happens in the plot

Hamlet holding a mirror up

Hamlet at the RSC

Visit the RSC website for more about Hamlet and Shakespeare

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Schools' videos

Have fun revising and make book notes online. Plus teachers' PDF (600Kb)

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Learn more

Discover the play's themes and historical context at the Open University

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Shakespeare in quarto

Explore the original early editions of the play at the British Library

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