WIT’s academics have developed a short and useful book of essays on Shakespeare’s Hamlet as an aid for Leaving Certificate students.
Study notes and grinds can sometimes stamp out affection for Shakespeare. The aim of this booklet which was developed by academic staff from the Arts degree programme is to regard one of Shakespeare’s most enduring texts from a range of perspectives and hopefully, to offer students a renewed enthusiasm for the text.
The essays focus on key themes and tropes in Hamlet, but also to underline the continuing relevance of the play, which is about betrayal, death, sexuality and the very nature of identity. It is about all of the questions that humanity has grappled with throughout history, the questions that we continue to grapple with today.
We hope you find this a useful study tool. Enjoy!
Download Hamlet study guide