Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 3rd Q 15.16 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/04/2016 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--winter break

Intro to class--objectives, grades, rules, scope

the Oh that this too, too solid flesh . . . passage--the poetry, the meanings

read around 1.1--who are the characters? where are they? what time is it? what's the weather like? why are they out? what's their emotional state?

the log

read around 1.1--40 to 79

summarize in as few words as possible, in groups, 79-107

read around to end of 1.1; religious implications of ghosts

Parallels in Hamlet; the king's relationship with Hamlet; the stories; read around to 1.2.128

Difficulties with Shakespeare's language--find examples of unusual word order, ellipsis, archaic words and idioms, words with old meanings, familiar pronouns and familiar and old verb inflections

Hamlet's first soliloquy--define soliloquy, read around 1.2.129-158: the development strategies

read to the end of 1.2, questions, due beginning of the period Monday