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CLIP 12014

Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' speech

Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' speech
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Key Info
  • Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' speech
  • Duration: 03:05
  • A powerful performance by David Tennant as Hamlet. He performs the famous soliloquy from Act 3 Scene 1 of the play. Tennant gives an emotive perfomance using intonation to portray the character's feeling at this point in the play.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Shakespeare: Tragedies

  • Keywords: Hamlet, act 3, scene 1, soliloquy, David Tennant, Shakespeare.
Ideas for use in class
  • In conjunction with the study of 'Hamlet.' When studying Act 3 Scene 1 of 'Hamlet.' When analysing the character of Hamlet When analysing the language used by Hamlet.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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