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Teaching Hamlet: the play within the play

Hamlet: the play within the play

From The Murder of Gonzago to Hamlet's pretense of madness, Hamlet is a work obsessed with acting and deception. Gillian Woods explores how the play unsettles distinctions between performance and reality and how it thus exposes the mechanisms of theatre.

Gillian Woods
The British Library

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Hamlet's play-within-a-play contribute to the story?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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