Suits of Woe: Grief and Loss in Hamlet

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“Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die/Passing through nature to eternity.” Grief, and the response to grief and loss, is the focus of a series of activities that uses Hamlet as a launchpad. Groups examine Act I, scene ii to see how Hamlet, Gertrude, and Claudius respond to the death of Hamlet’s father. In addition to the detailed plan, the packet includes links to worksheets, videos and writing assignments.

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CCSS: Designed
  • The resource includes links to videos, to scenes from the play, and to the writing prompt
  • Because the resource focuses solely on grief and loss, the lesson would work best if used as part of a larger study of Shakespeare's play
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