Today we were in Hamlet video mode.If you are interested in bolstering your descriptions of the different
productions of Hamlet Act II.ii, see the links below:
Hamlet Act II.ii 5:38 - Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead (Stoppard 1990) 6:34 - Hamlet (Mel's) (Zeffirelli 1990)
Hamlet Act II.ii - more Hamlet 2006 (Branagh version)
"What a Piece of Work is Man" All versions here
We started the Branagh version from Act II.ii, when the players are about to be stowed; we were horrified at
Hamlet's treatment of poor Ophelia. More Wednesday.
Homework: Do the quote procedure for two quotes from Act II, and then embed both. Instructions here: Hamlet Act II: Embedding Work, Due Tuesday, 12/6
PART ONE: Choose two quotes from the Act II quote work (yesterday's post). First, go through the process on the quotes handout: (1) Describe the situation: figure out the context (who, when, during what events); (2) Re-write in everyday English; (3) Discuss significance.
PART TWO: Embed using the context and only key words or phrases from the quote. Citations go at the end and look like this (1.5.268-76) or like this (I.v.34-5).
Act I - Laertes - when he is talking to Ophelia, he is telling her Ham can't love her b/c he has to put country first.
His greatness weigh'd, his will is not his own; (Hamlet must consider his position and do what that demands)
For he himself is subject to his birth: (because he is a slave to his responsibilities as the child of a king)
EMBED: Before leaving for France, Laertes warns his sister, Ophelia, that Hamlet is not in love with her and must consider his position as the son of a king whose "will is not his own" when choosing a bride (I.iii.17-18).