Monday, November 23, 2015

AGENDA 11/23

Watch and discuss I.iv and I.v of Branagh's 1996 Hamlet
Discuss Hamlet's second soliloquy and Hamlet's "plan" in I.v "O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else?" and Hamlet's "plan" speech that he announces to his friends, "And therefore as a stranger give it welcome."

Complete 5 more words for our literary terms glossary in our journals (due at end of semester--look at the one you did in October for School for Scandal to make sure you don't repeat terms. For these, you can either handwrite or type the word, definition, and image--could be hand-drawn as stick figures or clip-art).

HW: Read II.i and II.ii up to "Denmark's a prison" at line 270 for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AGENDA 11/19

Watch I.i and I.ii of Branagh's 1996 Hamlet
What are the opening "questions" of the play?
How does Shakespeare create a mysterious tone?
Why does Shakespeare employ allusions to ancient Rome?
What paradoxes do we see in Claudius's speech? How do these paradoxes make him out to be the villain?
Why is Hamlet so upset? What does he reveal in his first soliloquy?

HW: Preread the rest of Act I for class tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AGENDA 11/18

Hamlet preview activity: write and perform dialogues for monster points

Hie thee hither to yon textbook room to obtain copies of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

HW: Complete online discussion of Oedipus Rex. Complete journal entry #4 for independent reading, first half; journal entry #5 for Oedipus Rex. Complete foldable for Oedipus Rex. Read Act I.i and I.ii of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark for tomorrow.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Complete foldable entry for Pygmalion
Watch rest of Pygmalion film if time permits

Optional Learning Opportunity for Clybourne Park, with Cast List

Please submit journals.

HW: Finish reading the "Sequel" (epilogue) of Pygmalion if you haven't already and completed your foldable entry.