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Eng 102 - Hamlet (Grigg)

This guide is designed to help you complete Ms. Grigg's Hamlet research paper in English 102.

Deception in Hamlet - Shakespearean Criticism

Deception in Hamlet
Shakespearean Criticism contains several relevant articles discussing deception in Hamlet.

  • Volume 1, pages 95, 116, 166, 169, 198
  • Volume 35, pages 82, 126, 132, 144, 238
  • Volume 44, pages 248
  • Volume 45, pages 28
  • Volume 92, pages 38 and 359
  • Volume 102, page 92
  • Volume 120, page 162 and 167
  • Volume 137, page 207
  • Volume 140, page 214
  • Volume 147, page 220
  • Volume 164, page 34
  • Volume 178, pages 249 and 276
  • Volume 197, pages 122, 132, 150


  • Click the link above
  • Click Shakespearean Criticism
  • Locate volume number and click to open
  • Click "Volume Table of Contents"
  • Click Introduction
  • In the page number box, type the page number you would like to view and click go

Helpful Hints on Searching Shakespearean Criticism...

For a particular theme in a Shakespeare play, the Shakespearean Criticism reference set has a "Cumulative Topic Index, by Play." It is organized by play and underneath each play, gives various topics with the volumes and page #'s that refer to that play and that topic. When doing research on themes in Shakespearean Criticism, you may need to look under different headings.

Shakespearean Criticism also has a "Cumulative Character Index" and "Cumulative Topic Index" organized by topic and then broken down by play. These indexes are at the back of every volume.

Library databases are also helpful for finding information on a particular theme in a Shakespeare play. For information specifically on the theme of "deception," go to the library homepage; select the link for Literary Criticism under Topic Databases on the right-hand column. Start with Gale Literature Resource Center and key in "Hamlet and Shakespeare and deception." This search lists 600+ articles of literary criticism.