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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