Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 3rd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/24/2011 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
"Hamlet"--act 4, scene 3: illustrate how "a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar; finish act 4, scene 3 through scene 4: the parallel to the story of Priam's fall and how Hamlet holds himself up in comparison--the actor can play but a fiction and become emotionally moved, Hamlet cannot, the soldiers can march to their death for an "eggshell," yet Hamlet cannot

"Hamlet"--read act 4, scene 5 to Ophelia's entrance; video of Ophelia's madness; read through act 4, scene 6

"Hamlet"--read act 4, scene 7: the great irony in "no place . . . should murder sanctuarize"; the king and Laertes's plan; read act 5, scene 1; the clown scene: it's purpose (comic relief), the circle of life again; it's jokes; video: contrast the two comic scenes; finish act 5, scene 1; questions: Laertes responds to burial rite

Independent Reading

"Hamlet"--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's fate; Orsic video; the fight and the fall; video

"Hamlet"--review: Shakespeare's definition of tragedy; parallel scenes; practice quiz, portfolio drafting