Thursday, March 9, 2017


Perform Act II, scene i : motif of spying/distrust
Discuss and decide: What are the TWO most significant sentences of Act II.i and why? Create a justification
Continue working on Reflection and Journal entry
for Act I, scene v of Hamlet

HW: Read Act II, scene ii of Hamlet for Friday:
Come with your questions!!!!!!
Take-home quiz over weekend: Read Act II.ii tonight and predict the quiz! I whittled it down to the four most important speeches in the scene

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Loose ends: finish Hamlet scenarios
Additional poems that need to be performed from last week

Close reading of Act I, scene iv of Hamlet and discuss
Work on computers to create 2 interpretive questions and select one important quotation, then write a brief justification for your choices.

EXAMPLE Level II Author’s Style Question:
In Act I, scene ii, Shakespeare has Claudius describe his marriage in the following way:  “With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole, Taken to wife”.  How does Shakespeare use juxtaposition in these lines to characterize Claudius and Gertrude’s marriage?

EXAMPLE Quotation and Justification:
Act I, scene i
BER.  Who’s there?

This quotation begins the tragedy of Hamlet, and establishes the mysterious tone that pervades the play.  Bernardo does not know whether the noise he hears is one of the other guards, or the ghost that they have seen twice.  Shakespeare opens this play with a question, signaling to the audience that questions are important throughout the play.

HW: Read Act I, scene v of Hamlet LINK:
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Continue watching Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh, Act I, scenes iii and iv.

HW; Reread Act I, scenes iii and iv, paying attention to character foils: Laertes vs. Hamlet, Claudius vs. Hamlet, Polonius/Laertes' relationship vs. Claudius'/Hamlet's relationship and Hamlet's relationship with his father.