The number of titles from Hamlet has grown so large that a single
file containing all of them takes forever to load; there are over 150 titles
from the "To be, or not to be" soliloquy alone. Therefore, please select
an act :
Or search for a specific line:
If you're looking for web pages about Hamlet, the best place to
start is Gary Munro's Hamlet
Home Page -- criticism,
graphics, links, several discussion areas, as well as the complete text of the play.
Other Hamlet sites :
- Virginia Leong's Hamlet
site has over 200 links to reviews, interviews,
and articles about the Kenneth Branagh production.
- Harry Rusche's extensive assemblage of
nineteenth-century paintings based on Hamlet, with commentary.
Christine Rossi's smaller collection
of artwork about Ophelia.
discussion area for Hamlet.
A Production Notebook for an imaginary production (with
Branagh playing Rosencrantz and Nick Nolte as King Claudius).
- Toni Mandry's Hamlet:
Prince of Denmark offers synopses, quotes, and a section about
actors who've played the role.
- The emphasis in Kevin Clark's The Definitive
Hamlet Page is upon actors in the various roles, and Ned
Hamlet Page is all pictures of actors.
- The big website at Susquehannah University for Tom Stoppard's
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has disappeared, alas; but
page helps fill the gap.
- For educational sites, see A
Short Course on Shakespeare's Hamlet and Much
Ado About Hamlet. Introduction to
Hamlet is designed by three University of Liège
professors for those reading the play for the first time.
Shakespeare Resources page is half Hamlet, half Macbeth,
and is primarily for high school students -- as is Ronald J. Wang's Hamlet page,
which includes essay topics and a 20-question quiz.
Scholarly work :
Then there are those sites with a somewhat less-than-reverent approach :
analysis of recurring words, phrases, and motifs in Hamlet.
- David Basch's Shakespeare Stages
Ecclesiastes asserts the presence of evidence in Hamlet that Shakespeare
- The Connotation
series of debate articles about "The Last Moments of Hamlet": essays
by John Russell
Charney, another by Brown, and
and His Problems", T. S. Eliot's famous essay from The Sacred Wood.
- Two essays by Joel Sommier Littauer, one on the
central question of the
play and another on the
- Anthony M. Verboort's What Is
the Question? argues that in the "To be..." soliloquy, Hamlet is speaking of Claudius's
death instead of his own.
Certain Speculations on Hamlet, the Calendar, and Martin Luther,
Steve Sohmer presents arguments for viewing the play as a Reformation
- Peter J. Leithar's The
Serpent Now Wears the Crown: A Typological Reading
of Hamlet traces biblical motifs in the play.
- Anny Crunelle-Vanrigh argues that Hamlet is a play of mourning
for the loss of a mother in "'Too Much in the
(Black) Sun': Hamlet's First Soliloquy, A Kristevan View".
- The Society for the Study of
Hamlet has the text of the play, pointers to specific lines and
scenes, and three essays: "A
Study of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern", "Hamlet and Fortinbras", and
"The Hamlet Paradigm".
Here are several versions of the play available on video...alphabetized
by the name of the actor playing the title role. Click on
the graphic to be taken to a place that sells that video (or did, the
last time I checked).
An Amazing Anagram
To be or not to be: that is the question. Whether 'tis
nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous
In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero,
Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.