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Hamlet - Gill Shakespeare Focus

by Martin Kieran

This new, beautifully illustrated edition of Hamlet expertly assists students in understanding Shakespeare's great play and thoroughly prepares them for the Leaving Certificate exam.

Focused scene-by-scene analysis:

Introductory bullet points before each scene help focus the reading and guide analysis
Study Notes with a special focus on Shakespeare's Language
Revision Overviews highlight thematic and character developments
Key Quotes plus commentary
Exam-style questions and Sample Paragraphs with examiner's comments

"Most in-depth Comparative Study notes and tips" and "Only edition to feature Examiner Comments"

Essential study notes:

Characters - analytical study, timelines, homework exercises
Central Themes and Issues
Dramatic Techniques (Imagery, Dramatic Irony, Soliloquies)
Hamlet as a Comparative Text - modes defined, exemplar paragraphs with examiner's comments
Exam Technique - purposeful use of key scenes, paragraphing succinctly and quoting effectively
Sample answer plans and paragraphs enable students to scaffold successful answers
Sample Leaving Certificate exam questions, relevant to the latest changes in the exam
Full Sample Essays - marked and graded with invaluable examiner's comments

Each Gill Shakespeare Focus: Hamlet comes with a free eBook!

Teacher's Resources

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The Authors

MARTIN KIERAN and FRANCES ROCKS are experienced teachers and examiners who have written several Leaving Certificate English textbooks. Martin has worked for many years as Chief Advising Examiner for Leaving Certificate Higher Level English. Frances delivers in-service workshops for second-level English teachers throughout the country.

312 pages.

ISBN: 9780717180622

€ 14.95 

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Date of Publication: 06/03/2018

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