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Full text of Shakespeare's Hamlet is available on the Web at:
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You might find the following eBooks useful for researching Hamlet.
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You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Shakespeare, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.
Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Hamlet. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.
Want more information about various productions and critical reception of this play?
Visit our Research Guide to Theater Arts
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