Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 2nd Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/20/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Intro to class--objectives, content, grades, rules, requirements: notebook

Intro to Shakespeare--original stories, language, characters; read "The Elizabethan Age", list important ideas

Hamlet--the opening situation to "eruption"

Intro to Shakespeare--review "The Elizabethan Age", list important ideas: religious conflict, acting company, school study regime, "lost" years; see video

Intro to Shakespeare--big ideas from video

Hamlet--read from "A mote it is . . . " analogy, throw away lines (ln 112-to end of scene); the court scene: dealing with Norway, piling up on Hamlet the insults (beginning of scene to Hamlet's first soliloquy), the "play" motif, "motif" defined; soliloquy: Hamlet's first; cohesions: "canon" and "self-slaughter", "solid flesh would melt | Thaw and resolve itself into a dew" and "adieu"

Hamlet--read around through 1.2, then 1.3 plus questions, good advice but who's Polonius, and who's Ophelia

Hamlet--read around 1.4-5, a definition of tragedy, two options for the ghost's origins, the ghost's story, Horatio's philosophy, Hamlet's "antic disposition"; questions; two versions of the play, act 1: Branagh and Zeffirelli