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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.

Friendship in Hamlet - Shakespearean Criticism

Friendship in Hamlet
Shakespearean Criticism contains several relevant articles discussing friendship in Hamlet

  • Volume 83, pages 63 and 83
  • Volume 129, page 132
  • Volume 178, pages 249 and 284
  • Volume 197, pages 3 and 119


  • 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 "friendship," go to the library homepage; select the link for Literary Criticism under Topic Databases on the right-hand column. Start with Literature Resource Center and key in "Hamlet and Shakespeare and friendship." This search lists 1,000+ articles of literary criticism.