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Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet) in Hamlet | Royal Shakespeare Company © Manuel Harlan


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Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet) in Hamlet | Royal Shakespeare Company © Manuel Harlan

About the productions

You can choose from a range of dynamic and contrasting productions of Hamlet on Digital Theatre+.

This featured production, captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon, was directed by Simon Godwin, and starred Paapu Essiedu in the title role, making him the first Black actor to play Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • 6Productions
  • 10Video resources
  • 8Written resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach Hamlet, including lesson activities, contextual guides, and exclusive insights from performers, practitioners and Shakespeare experts.

Top resource picks

Explore a selection of popular resources to help you teach Hamlet. 

On Shakespeare: Carol Chillington Rutter

Professor Carol Chillington Rutter sheds light on England’s most renowned playwright.

Hamlet Practical Workshop Guide

Deepen your students’ understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance with this practical workshop guide.

Hamlet Study Guide

Give your students the ultimate introduction to the play’s characters, themes, language and more.

The Prince of Denmark: A Story Vaguely Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet

In this comically dark retelling of the great tragedy, young Hamlet returns home from university to find his uncle's feet under the table at his family’s pub.

Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet

Engage your students with this highly visual manga retelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

Shakespeare and Orientalism: An Interview with Abdulla Al-Dabbagh

English professor Abdulla Al-Dabbagh analyzes texts throughout Shakespeare’s work, including Hamlet, to explore the portrayal of the Other.

Being Shakespeare

In this one-man show performed by Simon Callow, writer Jonathan Bale weaves together extracts from Shakespeare’s canon in a celebration of the playwright’s life and work.

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