Friday, April 17, 2015

A.P. Hamlet Scholars: April 17, 2015

Focus: What background information do we need to understand R & G are dead?

1. Warming up: So what do you already know about Hamlet? A crossword challenge for you!
  • Where does the play primarily take place?
  • What is the play's/Hamlet's central conflict?
  • What minor "battles" take place in the play?
  • How are the play's conflicts ultimately resolved?
2. Reviewing Hamlet with a little help from Wikipedia

3. Watching the official 60-second HamletReduced Shakespeare Company

4. If time allows, (re)introducing yourselves to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern via two Hamlet clips

Act 2, scene 2 (58:10)
Act 3, scene 2 (2:00:30)

5. Cooling down: What do we know about these two characters, and why might Tom Stoppard have chosen them for his play?

If you'd like feedback on your brainstorming, outlining, and drafting, please send me an e-mail with your specific inquiries. If you just Google share a document with me, I'm not sure what you'd like help with.

New final due date: April 27 (however, if you turn yours in early, it will be the first one graded and returned)

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