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Hamlet key quotes – 10 posters and worksheet for KS3/4

What's included?

PDF posters and PDF/Word doc worksheet

Key Stage

KS3, KS4

Age

Years 7-11

Subjects

This download includes 10 posters featuring Hamlet key quotes. There’s also a worksheet (in PDF and Word Doc format) featuring the quotes. Students can make notes on this as you read through the play.

We also have poster sets for six other Shakespeare plays.

Hamlet key quotes

  • “This above all – to thine own self be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man” – Polonius, Act I, Scene III
  • “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” – Marcellus, Act I, Scene IV
  • “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” – Ghost, Act I, Scene V
  • “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown” – Ghost, Act I, Scene V
  • “Brevity is the soul of wit” – Polonius, Act II, Scene II
  • “Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t” – Polonius, Act II, Scene II
  • “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties…” – Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
  • “The play’s the thing / Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king” – Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
  • “To be or not to be, that is the question / Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer / The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune / Or to take arms against a sea of troubles / And by opposing, end them” – Hamlet, Act III, Scene I
  • “The lady doth protest too much, methinks” – Gertrude, Act III, Scene II
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