Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 3rd Q 02.03 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/27/2003 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Sources of tension in "Hamlet", Act I, Scene 1; questions: Who are the people and what art they doing? What atmosphere/mood is created by the setting/dialog?
Subtext exercise--I'm glad you're here today. Each performs line with a different subtext. No one else is glad but I; I'm glad it's you that's here; I'm happy, not sad, about your being here; I'm glad you're finally here, I'm glad you're not somewhere else.
See video "Shakespeare in Love", list people, places.
Review questions.
Taking care of politics--Act 1, Scene 2.
Shakespeare's language--"The Language of the 'Undiscovered Country" activity; work time.
Good advice--Laertes's departure and the second betrayal; read Act I, Scene 3, question: who is Polonius?
Religion in Denmark--to believe or not to believe/the first conspiracy; read Act I, Scenes 4-5.Shakespeare's language--"The Language of the 'Undiscovered Country'", work time.
Shakespeare's language--the 'Undiscovered Country' presentations.
Read Act II, Scene 1, questions: who is Polonius?
Read Act II, Scene 2 to Hamlet's entrance--more conspiracy.
Shakespeare's language--puns and double entendre; read to the end of Act II; question--what's the task Hamlet sees for the players?
See videos--O, what a rogue and peasent slave am I!--compare the Zeffirelli with the Branaugh.