a site created by teachers at the           

National Endowment of the Humanities

Teaching Shakespeare Institute               

Illinois State University--Normal, IL

This site contains links to various resources to teach Hamlet in the high school classroom.  Several activities focus on textual variants within Shakespeare’s works, the focus of the July, 2004 NEH Institute in Normal, IL.

Studying variant versions of the “To be or not to be…” speech

Comparing acting versions of the “To be or not to be…” speech

Shakespearean links for research writing

A teacher activity page

Artistic representations related to the play

Teacher resource links with annotations


The following teachers collaborated to create this page:

Joe Bonfiglio, Allison Buck, Eric Larew, Bill Poslaiko, Jo Barbara Taylor


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