Many of you are done with your soliloquies! Yay!
The rest of you may do them next week for 90%.
We continued on with essay work today.
You have an in-class essay due at the end of period Tuesday.
IF YOU WANT TO WRITE THEM AT HOME:
you have one hour
a parent must sign off that you have adhered to the time limit
they are due at the beginning of the period.
Otherwise, you can write them in class Tuesday.
Please bring a book to class for when you are done writing.
HW - Be ready, and finish your soliloquy memorization.
Introduction and Title information was given in class. Introductions and Titles should be complete.
Mostly finished one-on-one essay planning meetings:
I am available after school today until 4pm.
HW - Intro and title, CDs embedded (optional, but highly suggested: I was unclear on this in class...)
Today, we started meeting independently to discuss your essays.
Your goal: have a web completed for tomorrow.
Please remember, your chunks may look a bit different this time. You might have a strong TS, and then a CD with context related to that TS, and then another CD from a critic. Then all of your commentary might follow.
Yes, it is okay if you are dealing more with character and significance of the character to the plot. Theme will probably show up somewhere.
Remember, the character does not make the choices, the author does.
SHAKESPEARE USES [character name here] IN ORDER TO...
Today, I checked in your paragraph long proposals and your INTRODUCING SOURCE MLA STYLE handouts.
We chatted (briefly) about purpose: sources can be used to bring ethos (credibilty) to your argument; you can argue that sources have misread the text; you can find that Shakespeare has used similar characters in other revenge plays thus proving your point. Additionally, a critical analysis can force you to reassess your opinion, or can bring to light controversy not immediately apparent from an initial read.
We re-visited the handout.
You wrote a thesis statement (I have not checked all of them).
HW - Complete thesis
Decide which 3 ideas you are going to structure your essay around, and where and how you will incorporate your source.
Well, good job bringing a source. If you need something else, go here: http://sharepoint.snoqualmie.k12.wa.us/mshs/library/Lists/SEARCH%20DATABASES/AllItems.aspx
ProQuest: username: 009287NTXS
Looks like you will need to register for JSTOR services! Follow the instructions. If you have trouble, stick to proquest.
TROUBLE? email me and I will try and check it to help you out.
HW - complete the worksheet on Introducing Sources MLA Style
1 paragraph proposal related to thesis: what do you plan to argue? How will you argue it? What part is controversial? How does it relate to the topics/themes? If not what does it relate to?
Dear Wonderful Seniors,
Today, I am at a grading conference, looking at 10th grade HSPE essays.
Friday, when I return, you will take a closed book quiz on Act V, and I will show you photos of Africa if there is time.
Remember, reciting your monologue is worth MANY POINTS. Don't wait for the last minute.
Hamlet work for today is the following:
1. Quote work. Work independently to complete the handout. Independently does not include consulting with friends. I need to see what YOU can do, not what your friends can do. Use the definitions in your glossaries, your books, to help understand the quotes. Remember to keep the metaphors intact in your paraphrase; do not say what Shakespeare means, but what he says in regular English.
But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill. (1.1.167)
Incorrect translation: The morning sun is rising over the dewey hill.
Correct translation: Oh look! The Morning, wearing a reddish brown cloak,
is walking across the dew on that high hill over there in the east.
Yes, I had to use a dictionary to clarify words like "mantle" and so should you. Dictionaries are in the back. Get one when you are done reading this.
2. The substitute will handout the prompt choices. I decided to add one on Justice. On the back of the prompt sheet I have included instructions for finding second sources. Find one that has something good in it. Don't waste your time walking in with a source you don't plan to use.
HW - due tomorrow complete Act V Quotes (attached)
due Monday - a critical analysis of character by a reputable scholar: PRINT THE SECTION OF TEXT YOU WILL BE USING AND HAVE THE CORRECT MLA CITATION.
We finished Hamlet.
We chatted about the significance of restoring order (Fortinbras).
HW - Character Questions are due tomorrow.
Good Morning Folks!
As you sit here this morning, I am thousands of miles above the Earth, en route to Philadelphia, then Brussels, then The Gambia. I am so sorry to miss going through Act V with you, but I am confident in your temporary pilot. I am sure we will revisit Hamlet in January, though, so have no fear!
Today, your task is to read Act V with Mr. Winkelmann; remember to fill out your score cards, and help each other sort
out the meaning. Watching it Monday will help! Be aware, you'll be meeting poor Yorick, the Ghost Hamlet's old fool (his clown so-to-speak). Hamlet will come across him being dug up to make way for Ophelia (Yes, they actually did reuse graves).
With Yorick's re-emergence into the light, other topics are brought up (word play). Remember, the plague was at work in Elizabethan England. That meant that grave space was at a premium. Need a place to bury someone? For a fee, that lovely spot close to the churchyard could be purchased; even better, pay to have someone buried at night. Otherwise, it was off to the mass grave. Yorick was undertaking (word play) a process of being removed and taken to the charnel house where his bones, now clean of flesh, would be burned. Lovely, yes? Poor Yorick indeed. Some info on burial practices here: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=7688
One more gift: Here is a Wiki in Danish about Hamlet: http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet
Three versions of Act V (this may take two days): Tennant (Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company), Branagh (Branagh), and Gibson (Zefferelli). This should be fun! I would focus on the final scene for notes, don’t cha think? That
would be Act V, scene II.
Tennant: V.i http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLO5IdAl-q8
V.ii part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3kkKldrYvU
V.ii part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9VZp7IFfXQ
Branagh: V.i http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_GqWC_uIfs
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbRnOQmmZY0
End (terrible version, sorry) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpNFvkizozI
Zeffirelli version only available in class.
Act V Quiz, complete comparisons, and do your character questions or work on memorization.
HW - MEMORIZE your soliloquy! Can't find it? Click "Hamlet Soliloquies" in the categories to the right. All posts related to that are available to you there.
Here are tips for Memorization:
I'll be checking to see that you have a printed copy of your soliloquy.
We will chat Act IV Scene 7, and watch it too. (You will read this with Mr. Winkelmann on Friday).
We will watch the Branagh insanity scene and the Zeffirelli insanity scene: Act IV, scene 5.
Respecting your need for class time, your task will be to gather with others working with the same characters, complete the character questions (if you can), and complete the Act IV quiz.
HW - Finish quiz and bring your Hamlet book, your scorecards, and your brains to class... :)
Chat through the Act III Quiz / For fun: poem in iambic pentameter in The NewYorker
Patrick Stewart's "A B, or not A B"
Today, we are finishing Act IV,
We may get to compare some film. If you miss class, some of them are available here. Feel free to search for the ones I did not find--Mel Gibson's Hamlet, for instance.
Hamlet Act 4 Scene 1 (2-3 minutes) Tennant Version & Branagh Version
Part 2 Tennant Version (Ophelia's Mad!) & Branagh Version
Hamlet Act 4 Scene 2 (2 minutes or so)Tennant Version & Branagh Version is unavailable online
Hamlet Act 4 Scene 3 Tennant Version (The King's plot to get rid of Ham)
Hamlet Act 4 Scene 4 Branagh (the distortion is intentional!)
HW - Print out your soliloquy for tomorrow's class.
Here are tips for Memorization: