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Analysis and Criticism
To introduce yourself to the basic elements and broad themes of Hamlet, these essays are very helpful:
For teachers and academics, I would suggest reading these articles on the subject to become acquainted with the more detailed and subtle elements of the study and teaching of Hamlet:
Hamlet and Imagery
Before delving into your own analysis of the many beautiful and vivid depictions of Hamlet by artists, I would recommend reading some professional academic analysis and criticism on the subject, particularly:
Hamlet has been the subject of thousands of portrayals by artists, some of the most interesting, important, and relevant are
Ophelia is a complex character that embodies a variety of symbolism and metaphors, for these reasons she has been the subject of countless artistic depictions by talented artists. For a close examination of these elements and meanings, I would suggest studying these paintings:
Hamlet on Stage
Hamlet on Film
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