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Illustrations Inspired by Text: Introduction

Shakespeare for Kids

Do you see the pictures to the right? They were drawn to dramatize scenes from Shakespeare's play Hamlet . They are from a book called The Lives and Tragical Deaths of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and the lovely Ophelia, which is illustrated with a foldout handcolored plate showing four scenes from the play.


In this activity, you will read a text from a Shakespeare play and then draw a picture based on that text. Follow the links to move through the activity.



J. Willis. The lives and tragical deaths of Hamlet, prince of Denmark, and the lovely Ophelia. Print, 1823

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