Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 3rd Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/13/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Shakespeare bio--what the research found; video

Hamlet--read through 1, 1; major theme: how much Hamlet can take


Hamlet--the king piles insults, list; the subtext: Hamlet's response to insults; read 1.2 through the soliloquy; paraphrase the soliloquy: "Hamlet believes . . ." or "thinks" or "feels"

Hamlet--review 1st soliloquy: "a dew" unexpected coherence, canon cohering to cannon, video of 1.2: king's court, Hamlet's soliloquy; see sample summary/paraphrase/quotation of soliloquy; review list of king's insults; in character read to end of 1.2: Hamlet, Marcellus, Bernardo, Horatio; read 1, 3: questions: Whom does Laertes tell his sister Ophelia not to mess around with? Why? In your own words, what's Ophelia say in response to him? List the bits of advice Polonius has for his son Laertes as Laertes leaves? What's Polonius feel about Ophelia's love interest?

Hamlet--read "Life in Shakespeare's London" about superstitions (http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/londonlife.html); in character read 1.4: Hamlet, Marcellus, Horatio, ghost

Hamlet--read "Alchemy and Astrology in Elizabethan London" (http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/superstition.html); in character read 1.5: Ghost, Hamlet, Marcellus, Horatio