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SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT

 

 

WEEK 15a:  May 17-21, 2010

AP EXAMS OVER!

Hamlet Acts 3-5 (Oles)

and

Heart of Darkness (Wallies)

 

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for another copy of the 4 week pink calendar.

FOR A COPY OF THE NEW 2008 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE!  YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO PRINT THIS!

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):

Monday, May 17 day 68

The MOUSETRAP

Mariah Gale as Ophelia in the 2008 Royal Shakespeare production of Hamlet

FUN youtube LINKS APPLICABLE TO WHERE WE NOW ARE IN THE PLAY:

Laurence Olivier Nunnery Scene unregistered version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczrnjnlAXs

THE MOUSETRAP:  "Give me some light!"

Will you play on this pipe?

Today's Quote of the Day:

"Not all who wander are lost"  -Tolkien

All that glisters is not gold.
The Merchant of Venice, 2. 7

Today's Allusion:

Juggernaut

Today's Words of the Day:

fulsome (Oles)

fulminate (Oles)

puerile (Wallies)

protean (Wallies)

   

 ♥     ♥    ♥

  ♥  

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Allusion
  • Words
  1. Heart of Darkness end of part one and start part two
  2. Truth versus truth

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamped OJ14--specific thoughts on part two.

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • AP Q's 31-37
  • c/c white quiz
  1. ACT 2: 

    R&G:  "Denmark's a prison"

    "What a piece of work is man" speech

    Players and why they've come

    Pyrrhus, Priam, and Hecuba and how this relates to Hamlet

    SOL. #3--"O What a Rogue"-talk about Hamlet's emotions, his plan for the play, doubting of the ghost,

    watch Mr. Olson do sol #3.

    Videos--various versions of Sol. 3 Branagh video-- (min. = 7   Zeffirelli (min. = __), Olson,  + Branagh sol. 3 3 1/2 min.), Ian McKellan (10 min. with Pyrrhus speech) Almareyda

  2. Act 3--Mousetrap aftermath--recorders, clouds, etc.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. sol # 5 or King's paraphrase
  2. white quiz

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. PR response, if not turned-in today, must be brought to the ERC before first hour starts Tuesday.
  2. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Re-read Part Three of Heart of Darkness

  2. Write one page: OJ15-specific reaction to part three of Heart of Darkness

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H 12 B:   1. read pp. 86-93--the Closet Scene.  2.  complete  pink take-home quiz.  Click HERE for a copy of the pink Act 3 quiz. 3.  Do AP practice Q's #38-53  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet AP Question Packet.

  2. EXTRA CREDIT: you can do the extra soliloquy and/or the mini-soliloquy "'Tis now the very witching time of night . . . " for EXTRA CREDIT!   Why not do some other Hamlet extra credit journals?  To see the list, click HERE.  Wally is also open to a creative topic!  Write her a proposal!

  3. HEADS UP! Soliloquy packet due on Thursday!  Click HERE for a copy of the soliloquy packet.

    Do you like Branagh? 

    Here's 101 reasons you need to see Branagh's Hamlet! Click HERE.

    Click also on this link:

    http://www.branaghcompendium.com/101.htm

    Also, check out Hamlet 2!   It was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival in January, but it wasn't a great spoof on Hamlet.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104733/

    FUN youtube LINKS APPLICABLE TO WHERE WE NOW ARE IN THE PLAY:

    clips from Hamlet 2000, Ethan Hawke's "to be or not" before 4th soliloquy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07IQp9uaIWg&mode=related&search=

     Derek Jacobi's "to be or not"soliloquy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-elDeJaPWGg&mode=related&search=

     

     

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 18 day 69

the prayer scene

David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in the 2009 RSC production of Hamlet in Stratford

Today Quotes of the Day:

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~Edwin Denby

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.  ~Author Unknown

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich

Today's Allusion:

Pharisee/pharisaical

Today's Words of the Day:

oblique

mercenary  

 

 

 
WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Allusion
  • Words
  1. Nutshell review of major literary theories
  2. Heart of Darkness and literary Darwinism

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Stamped OJ15--specific reactions to part three

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • AP Q's 31-37 debrief
  1. Poetry Presentation.  gray poetry project grading sheet, click HERE
  2. "To Be" or not to be
  3. Act 3--the Mousetrap--"our wills and fates"

  4. The Prayer Scene and if time, VIDEOS of Prayer Scene: Branagh-- (min. = 5) and Last Action Hero clip (2 min.)
  5. Act 3--Closet Scene ending and if time, VIDEO--Closet Scene--Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10) If time, read "At the Trial of Hamlet" aloud 

  6. Act 3--the Mousetrap--"our wills and fates"

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp pink quiz

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Write OJ16--humorous journal on H of D in any form (song lyrics, shrink-lit, comic poem, prose mockery, literary travesty or twitterature)

  2. Read any one of the critical analysis articles from the back of the book in your copy of Heart of Darkness.

     

         

     

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H 14:  94-106, purple quiz Q's 1-20, sol. 6 paraphrase Click HERE for a copy of the purple quiz.

  2. Soliloquy packet due on Thursday! Click HERE for a copy of the soliloquy packet.

 

Wednesday, May 19 day 70

THE CLOSET SCENE!

THE CLOSET SCENE

with Jude Law as Hamlet

NYC October 2009

Have you eyes?

Alas, poor Polonius . . . I knew him, Horatio . . .

Today's Allusion:

Sour Grapes

Today's Words of the Day:

oblique

mercenary  

Today Quotes of the Day:

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.  ~Author Unknown

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Are we really just statistics in the grand scheme of time?
  • What do we know about antimatter?
  1. Heart of Darkness parodies and humor
  2. Sam Daub's awesome rap

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Collected OJ16-HoD humorous writing(parody, shrinklit etc.)
  2. Logically speaking, what isn't contained within the Heart of Darkness?

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • C/C AP questions 38-53
  1. "To Be" videos--Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5) and Branagh video-- (min. = 5) and Almareyda video-- (min. = 5) and maybe Olivier video--(min. = 5) and maybe PBS video-- (min. = 5)
  2. If time, VIDEOS "Nunnery scene"--maybe Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10), Almareyda video-- (min. = 5)
  3. IF TIME, VIDEOS :"To Be" spin-offs: Johnny Carson's "To be," Adam Sandler's "To be," Dawson's Creek "To be"

  4. Act 3--Speech to Actors, Hamlet's pre-play antics, the Mousetrap, and Aftermath--recorders, clouds, etc.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp sol #6

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Heart of Darkness test!!!!!   Click here for an AP practice exam (if you can stand it).

  2. Read "Racism in Heart of Darkness" by Chinua Achebe.  The article can be downloaded if you click HERE.

  3. Find your copy of Things Fall Apart and bring it to class tomorrow.

  4. Click HERE to see a copy of the "Most Important Books/Movies" for this semester

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H 15:  Finish Act 4 (read pages 106-118), finish purple quiz Q's 21-30 (Click HERE for a copy of the purple quiz), WA 17--End of Act 4 Topics.    AP Q's 54-68 (OPTIONAL)

  2. Soliloquy packet due on Thursday! Click HERE for a copy of the soliloquy packet.

  3.  

 

Thursday, May 20 day 71

the many faces of Ophelia

Alas, poor Ophelia . . .

the Story of the Day:

Leaving Pieces

She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. "It's easier to feel the sunlight without them," she said.

(for more information on the Story of the Day, click here: http://www.storypeople.com/storypeople/Home.do?action=MenuList)

Millais' famous painting

excerpts from an interview with Mary Pipher on Reviving Ophelia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrRtJY28ps8

excerpts from an interview with Mary Pipher on Reviving Ophelia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrRtJY28ps8

 

Today's Allusion:

red herring

Today's Words of the Day:

oblique

mercenary  

Today Quotes of the Day:

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.  ~Author Unknown

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich

  

FUN youtube LINKS APPLICABLE TO WHERE WE NOW ARE IN THE PLAY:

 fake Hamlet is back trailer with Arnold's Last Action Hero clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCpvOxtZ9UY&mode=related&search=

Arnold as Hamlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCVc5TaPpe8&mode=related&search=

 

 

 
WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Words of the day
  • Allusion
  1. Final discussion of the scene with the Intended.  What does Marlow's lie mean?
  2. Two articles: one on the brain structure of liars, one on a recent discovery in the proportion of matter to anti-matter

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamped OJ17 for those who remembered without recourse to the website.

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • c/c purple quiz
  1. the MOUSETRAP Zeffirelli video

  2. Act 3--Closet Scene ending and if time, VIDEO--Closet Scene--Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10) If time, read "At the Trial of Hamlet" aloud 

  3. Act 4--Hamlet's last soliloquy & Fortinbras arrives--Branagh video-- (min. = 5)

  4. Act 4- Food for worms scene Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5) Branagh video-- (min. = 8)

  5. Act 4  Act IV mad scene--Branagh video-- (min. = 6 + Laertes and shower 8? min)  and Zeffirelli Ophelia and maybe Natalie Merchant's song "Ophelia" and maybe Moist Creature "Ophelia" maybe Ophelia's songs and distraction

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    OLES:

    1. stamp purple quiz
    2. WA 17 Act 4
    3. soliloquy packet

     

 Do Gibson? 

How about Stallone?

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday REMEMBER TO BRING A HEALTHY TREAT TOMORROW (not a whole lot of Fridays left, friends!)
  2. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday REMEMBER TO BRING A HEALTHY TREAT TOMORROW (not a whole lot of Fridays left, friends!)

  2. Re-read Things Fall Apart and be ready to talk about it in conjunction with Achebe's anti-Conrad thesis and Achebe's didactic purpose in writing his novel.

  3. Write OJ17-reaction to Achebe's "Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness"

OLES ONLY:

  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday REMEMBER TO BRING A HEALTHY TREAT TOMORROW (not a whole lot of Fridays left, friends!)

  2. Peer response to someone else's WA 17 Act 4 topics

  3. ASSIGNMENT H16-17:  finish the play (pp. 119-144), salmon quiz, AP Q's 69-91--optional, WA 18 Act 5 topic #1 or #2.  Click HERE for a copy of the salmon Act 5 quiz.

 

Friday, May 21 day 72

Quote of the Day:

"The readiness is all" 

~Hamlet

 

 

 

We're food for worms, lads!

 

 

Hamlet on Facebook? 

Of course, he's hip, you dig?

http://www.angelfire.com/art2/antwerplettuce/hamlet.html

Is that Conn playing Hamlet or is he Laertes?

Michael Malone as Laertes

Today's Quote of the Day:

Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting,
That would not let me sleep: methought I lay
Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly,
And praised be rashness for it, let us know,
Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well,
When our deep plots do pall: and that should teach us
There's a divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will,--

Act 5  Hamlet

Don't watch these until the end of Hamlet ACT 5

Branagh's fencing match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He4QwLkEuzc&feature=related 

Gilligan's Island Hamlet

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OO2eEwoqzX4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2eEwoqzX4

Simpsons Hamlet full version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzUGEtfZIu8&mode=related&search=

       Click here to see the Simpsons' version of Hamlet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtMVjQizwE

CLICK below to hear an NPR interview on the "Trial of Hamlet"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8959519

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8959519

Laurence Olivier and the Animaniac Act 5 scene 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSY8riXGTtU

4 min. Hamlet with Gibson and Clueless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WKzmxjNijE

something extra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2eEwoqzX4

Siskel and Ebert's review of Gibson in Hamlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62YKoDiVGw&feature=related

Derek Jacobi directing Kenneth Branagh in "DISCOVERING HAMLET"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q8--gFsGVU&feature=related 

Branagh discussing his Hamlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUqx_HKUOh4&NR=1 

PBS music video Hamlet--great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvyQMSO7jJc&feature=related 

1 min. Hamlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPes8KWE0s&feature=related

Hamlet vs. Claudius Jacobi and Branagh combined:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDgWC4YjdY&feature=related 

Hamlet rap--last day only!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDGRGoET5Ho&feature=related

3 min. Alan Naughton's Hamlet rap with Olivier film links--last day only!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD0S3jq4otU&feature=related

3 min. PBS (a bit far away but audible) Alan Naughton's Hamlet rap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzkm20h7t0Y&feature=related

Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of Hamlet with David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius

Click HERE for more pictures!

Here are some youtube offerings from the RSC production:

video montages:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BRJSaJSeV4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymh7ZOgt0HU&feature=related

David Tennant autograph signing at the RSC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54VtbElkxr8&feature=related

Hamlet "trailer" of the RSC production:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eweyy0MnQns&feature=related

attending Hamlet RSC production

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwmM4R8PLaw&feature=related

1 min. Hamlet (supposedly)--hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfcAuBhhld8

Laurence Olivier and the Animaniac Act 5 scene 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSY8riXGTtU

4 min. Hamlet with Gibson and Clueless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WKzmxjNijE

something extra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2eEwoqzX4

Today's Allusion:

Kafkaesque

witch hunt

muses

Today's Words of the Day:

habiliments (Oles)

                                       heath  (Oles)

execrate (Wallies)

 scintillate (Wallies)

We're food for worms, lads!

Is that Conn playing Hamlet or is he Laertes?

CLICK below to hear an NPR interview on the "Trial of Hamlet"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8959519

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8959519

For more fun Shakespeare youtube links, click HERE.

Sonnet 43  (Was it dedicated to Hamlet?)

 "How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways . . . " 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Allusion
  • Words of the Day
  1. Simon Gikandi article passage on the African novel and Achebe
  2. Things Fall Apart is more complicated than you think

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Last chance for a stamp of OJ17-reaction to Achebe's thesis about Conrad

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • C/C salmon quiz questions at end--heaven and unclear and favorites about the play
  1. Act 4  Act IV mad scene--Branagh video-- (min. = 6 + Laertes and shower 8? min)  and Zeffirelli Ophelia and maybe Natalie Merchant's song "Ophelia" and maybe Moist Creature "Ophelia" maybe Ophelia's songs and distraction
  2. Act V--Hamlet and Horatio address what happened on the ship

  3. ACT 5--clowns, Yorick, gravesite, (L.A. Story clip) what happened on the pirate ship, fencing match--

    FUN STUFF

    PBS music video Hamlet--great

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvyQMSO7jJc&feature=related 

    1 min. Hamlet

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPes8KWE0s&feature=related

    Simpsons' Hamlet

    Olivier video--(min. = ___)

    PBS video-- (min. = ___)

    Zeffirelli video-- (min. = ___)

    Branagh video-- (min. = ___)

    Almareyda video-- (min. = ___)

     

  4. Read "I've learned slips"

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    OLES:

    1. Hamlet background notes
    2. WA 18 Act 5
    3. WA 17 Act 4 & peer comments
    4. salmon act 5 quiz

     

Bog Mummies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCj8XQLGSDs&feature=related

BOG PEOPLE

To see Wally's pictures and links about the BOG PEOPLE, click HERE!

 

 The Tollund Man

Seamus Heaney reading "Tollund Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDT2ZdNL9CM

Tollund Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CQE4c8UJkM

The Tollund Man 2 min. 2:24

First Science TV clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CQE4c8UJkM&feature=relate

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. CC#3  KIDS ON A TREE (2 sider) You need a hand-out to do this CC.  Click HERE if you missed it in class.    (Designate which teacher you would like to read this one. You may indicate whether you want both teachers to read CC#3, too, or you may simply write down "EITHER" if it doesn't matter which teacher reads your CC#3.)  NOTE:  You need a special hand-out to do this journal.

  2. Mof M PREP WORK:  --Read the hand-out carefully.  Start thinking of themes for your groups.  Start thinking about what role YOU would like to play--scriptwriter, costume designer, actor, techie, etc.  If you are the designated leader(s), read the Mof M agenda carefully and be ready to lead the group at Friday's MofM meeting #1!

  3. DUE MONDAY!  Read all of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Do 3 of the 4 journal topics listed on the goldenrod sheet (click HERE if you need it) or at the end of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.  Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.  These are OJ 23 and OJ 24 and OJ 25.  They are required! To view our AP EPHS info. page on R&G are Dead, click here: http://www.edenpr.org/ephs/arcadiaweb/Rosencrantz/play_M.html

  4. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

 

MONDAY, day 68

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight!

 

 

SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT

 

Finish SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT

ONE MORE DAY 'til ARCADIA COMES TO ROOM 269!  

Today's Quote of the Day:

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?  ~Stanislaw J. Lec
 

Today's Allusion:

Pavlovian/Pavlov's dogs

Today's Words of the Day:

timorous

edict

Val and Hamlet Visit Disney World

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

pictures for top of website

 

  1. SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT--begin by going over the quiz

    For a copy of the quiz for parts 1-2, click HERE. For a copy of this quiz for parts 3-4, click HERE.)   For a copy of the Gawain packet, click HERE.

  2.  SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT-Share  take home quizzes on Gawain parts 1-2-3-4 For a copy of this quiz, click HERE
  3. INTRO TO SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT- start COURTLY LOVE:   Discuss “courtly love."  Andreas Capellanus, "Care of a Husband,"  read the "Rules of Courtly Love" aloud (circle any still relevant today and make up 2 modern 2006 rules). 1950's Rules For a Successful Marriage and FILM CLIPS: Show clip from Knight's Tale DVD: Rules of Love—Courtly Love—2:25 min and SHOW A Mirror Has Two Faces clip here (5 min.)
  4.  SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT-Share  take home quizzes on Gawain parts 1-2-3-4 For a copy of this quiz, click HERE
  5. USE Agenda:  group A--green & deer, boar, fox, group B--why Gawain was "chosen" and why the "imperfect" human is really the perfect human, group C--C/C Arthur, Gawain, and the Green Knight, group D--how Gawain fits its medieval genre (romance), group E--most imp't info from the cover green page and the introduction, group F--pot luck!
  6.  SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT- USE GAWAIN Agenda:  group A--green & deer, boar, fox, group B--why Gawain was "chosen" and why the "imperfect" human is really the perfect human, group C--C/C Arthur, Gawain, and the Green Knight, group D--how Gawain fits its medieval genre (romance), group E--most imp't info from the cover green page and the introduction, group F--pot luck!
  7. GAWAIN connections: Discuss the chart--how the animals, temptations, and the blows relate and how much Gawain was pressured to be the chivalric hero and obey the rules of courtly love in the temptations
  8. Final thoughts on Gawain: read a letter from group assigned or parts 3-4 journal topics,  lessons, admirable or not, GK--good or bad, ending--happy or not, significance of green and the sash, universal questions. Read quote by Jack Selzer.  If time, show 20 min. film clip of the first scene in Gawain.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

 

  1. stamp WA 18  GAWAIN parts 3-4

 

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. HEADS UP!   Bring or e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org  a prom picture for the website (if you like)!

  2. Arcadia  Read the entire play--due TUESDAY.   Buy a copy in the school store ($12.00). Do OJ 26 Notes on the First Read-Through (questions, comments, maybe some F.I.G. questions, initial confusions, and What do you "get" upon your initial reading of Arcadia? etc.  etc.  etc.)

    Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.   It looks like this:

  3.  

  4.  

    ARCADIA PIX:

            

    

 

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

day 69

Welcome to

"ET IN ARCADIA EGO"

    Arcadia is an actual region of Greece, a series of valleys surrounded by high mountains and therefore difficult of access. In very ancient times, the people of Arcadia were known to be rather primitive herdsmen of sheep, goats and bovines, rustic folk who led an unsophisticated yet happy life in the natural fertility of their valleys and foothills. Soon, however, their down-to-earth culture came to be closely associated with their traditional singing and pipe playing, an activity they used to pass the time as they herded their animals. Their native god was Pan, the inventor of the Pan pipes (seven reeds of unequal length held together by wax and string). The simple, readily accessible and moving music Pan and the Arcadian shepherds originated soon gained a wide appreciation all over the Greek world. This pastoral (in Latin "pastor" = shepherd) music began to inspire highly educated poets, who developed verses in which shepherds exchanged songs in a beautiful natural setting preserved pristine from any incursions from a dangerous "outside."

In the seventeenth century, the French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) used this pictorial tradition to paint one of his most famous canvasses, known as "The Arcadian shepherds" or as "ET IN ARCADIA EGO" (1647). This painting represents four Arcadians, in a meditative and melancholy mood, symmetrically arranged on either side of a tomb. One of the shepherds kneels on the ground and reads the inscription on the tomb: ET IN ARCADIA EGO, which can be translated either as "And I [= death] too (am) in Arcadia" or as "I [= the person in the tomb] also used to live in Arcadia." The second shepherd seems to discuss the inscription with a lovely girl standing near him. The third shepherd stands pensively aside. From Poussin's painting, Arcadia now takes on the tinges of a melancholic contemplation about death itself, about the fact that our happiness in this world is very transitory and evanescent. Even when we feel that we have discovered a place where peace and gentle joy reign, we must remember that it will end, and that all will vanish.
 

Today's Quote of the Day:

When I grow up, I want to be a little boy       ~Joseph Heller

Today's Allusion:

Today's Words of the Day:

abscond

mollycoddle

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • Share topic ideas for position paper
  • Reactions to Arcadia so far
  1. Review what "Meeting of the Minds" is all about
  2. Farce and Frasier
  3. Questions on scene one.
  4. Begin oral reading of scene one

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

 

  1. OJ 26: Reaction Arcadia first read through

 

Sam and the Green Girls

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. Re-read Arcadia scenes 1-2

  2. Do OJ 27 (2 sides minimum): Reaction to scenes 1-2 & notes from online research.  Comment on characters, action, themes developed, trivia.   Then do at least 15 min. online digging on topics.  Write at least one side of notes on what you find.  Make sure you include the URL for any info you find.  Be sure to check out our AP Lit. Arcadia webpage: 

    http://teachers.edenpr.org/~rolson/ArcadiaWeb/

     

  3.  

  4. PREP WORK FOR Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #1 FRIDAY, MAY 15th!

  5.    GROUPS:  1. Heart of Darkness/Arcadia, 2. TFA/Beowulf, 3. Owen Meany/Tale of Two Cities, 4. Hamlet/Frankenstein  THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE FRIDAY, May 22nd!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, MONDAY May 22nd, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, MAY 29!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd .  We will perform the first production is Thursday, June 4th, the next two will be on Friday, June 5th, and the last one is on Monday, June 8th.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, May 14

day 70

 

ARCADIA

by Tom Stoppard

directed by Aaron Posner

on stage at Folger Theatre through June 14

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

www.folger.edu/theatre

"Y'know how there are plays...that refresh you just by being there...that remind you why you fell in love with theater? Arcadia does that for me. The production is a corker. I'm aglow." --Bob Mondello, NPR

This modern masterpiece, part history, part mystery, calibrates the relationship between the past and present in the lush setting of an English country house. Stoppard's play is wildly intelligent, extremely funny, and poignantly human.

Learn More about Arcadia

http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=465

Buy Tickets

http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=248&event_val=TH05

Get Smart: Math in Arcadia

http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=3217

Arcadia Photo Album from the Folger Library Production May-June 2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/folgershakespearelibrary/sets/72157617949706941/

Check out this website to help you make FRACTALS:

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7959/fractalapplet.html

WE LOVE FRACTALS!

 

AP COMP EXAM

8:00 a.m.

Today's Quote of the Day:

When I grow up, I want to be a little boy       ~Joseph Heller

Today's Allusion:

Juggernaut

Today's Words of the Day:

lassitude

umbrage

Here's the Story of the Day:

Out to Play

No hurt survives for long without our help, she said & then she kissed me & sent me out to play again for the rest of my life.

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • Share your WA 27
  • Progress on position paper?
  • Meet with Meeting of the Minds captains
  1. Questions/clarifications on Position Paper
  2. Setting and scene background
  3. Capability Brown vs. Humphrey Repton and gardening
  4. in-class reading Arcadia scenes 1-2

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Stamp OJ 27 (2 sides minimum): Reaction to scenes 1-2 & notes from online research. 
  2. books, packets, etc.

Septimus and Jellaby--what scene, do you think?

Thomasina and Septimus

Hannah, Bernard, Gus

Guess who?  and what scene?

 

Rolf and Plautus/Lightning?

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. Re-read Arcadia scene 3

  2. OJ 28 (2 sides minimum) ARCADIA scene 3!  Here's how:  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO SCENE 3 and then you'll do some reading in our black LBT and some online digging for SIDE 2 = "NOTES & OBSERVATIONS"  This means jot down "notes and observations" on the education of women, Arcadia as a concept and Sir Philip Sidney's style.   Read in our black lit book ( LBT) pages 202-207 about Sir Philip Sidney and read a couple of his sonnets.  Visit the following site on Sir Philip Sidney plus any of the others you might find interesting: <http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/sidbib.htm>  Click on Book 1 of Old Arcadia.      <http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/noa/pdf/sidney_p.pdf>    Here's an interesting article from The Spectator by Joseph Addison referring to an educated aristocratic woman (about a century before Lady Croom)  <http://meta.montclair.edu/spectator/text/april1711/no37.html>   

    Visit the official site of the English country house that Mr. Olson think was the basis for Sidley Park.  Do some exploring. <http://www.shugborough.org.uk/>

    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shugborough_House_inscription>

     

  3. Click HERE for some Arcadia pictures and websites!

    PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #1 tomorrow!   GROUPS1. Heart of Darkness/Arcadia, 2. TFA/Beowulf, 3. Owen Meany/Tale of Two Cities, 4. Hamlet/Frankenstein

    THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE FRIDAY, May 22nd!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, MONDAY May 22nd, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, MAY 29!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd .  We will perform the first production is Thursday, June 4th, the next two will be on Friday, June 5th, and the last one is on Monday, June 8th.

 

Are you Plautus or Lightning?

THURSDAY

day 71

Lord Byron in Arcadia

George Gordon  aka Lord Byron

Although Lord Byron (1788-1824)  never appears in  Arcadia, much of the plot revolves around him and gossip concerning him. During his short life Byron pursued love, fame, and adventure, became continually enmeshed in sexual and literary scandal, assisted a revolution in Greece (where he died of fever at thirty-six), and, along the way, became one of the major poets of his time.
 

Today's Quote of the Day:

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.    -Rita Mae Brown, writer (1944- )

Today's Allusion:

pyrrhic victory

Today's Words of the Day:

aggregate

interpolate

 
Here's the Story of the Day:
Last Wish
I don't care what you do when I'm gone, he told us. Just don't bury me where the dog can find me.

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • Debrief AP Lang. exam
  • Collect books and articles
  1. Scene 2 Arcadia
  2. Arthur Eddington
  3.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. OJ 28 (2 sides minimum) ARCADIA scene 3!  Here's how:  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO SCENE 3 and then you'll do some reading in our black LBT and some online digging for SIDE 2 = "NOTES & OBSERVATIONS" 

FRACTALS!

 

    

     

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. Fractal FOOD Friday is tomorrow!  Bring some Fantastic Healthy (something in the spirit of Fractals) Fractal Food tomorrow!

    To see more fractals, click http://mathography.com/

    or HERE  (and scroll down!)

    Check out this website to help you make FRACTALS:

    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7959/fractalapplet.html

    Get Smart: Math in Arcadia

    http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=3217

     

  2. Click HERE for some Arcadia pictures and websites!
  3. Re-read Arcadia scenes 4-5

  4. OJ 29 (1 side minimum) ARCADIA scenes 4-5!  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO SCENES 4-5

  5. PREP WORK FOR OUR LAST PROJECT: Meeting of the Minds--Meeting #1 tomorrow!

  6.    GROUPS1. Heart of Darkness/Arcadia, 2. TFA/Beowulf, 3. Owen Meany/Tale of Two Cities, 4. Hamlet/Frankenstein

    THE PRELIMINARY MofM SCRIPT IS DUE FRIDAY, May 22nd!!!!   Read carefully through the hand-out outlining our final AP Lit. Project called Meeting of the Minds! Better yet--CLICK HERE to print out the sheet outlining the project.  Be ready ASAP to sign-up for your role!  There will be approximately 3 30 minute group meetings DURING CLASS.  The rest of the meeting time needs to take place after class if needed.  This means that your group members must divide up the work and trust that each group member does his or her part to prepare well for group meetings.  There will be a minimum of 8 speaking roles, 2-3 script writers, 2-3 techies (stage manager, lights, music, props, costumes, etc.)  The first organizational group meeting  was last week.  By the second group meeting, MONDAY May 22nd, the script should be in rough draft form and lots of individual brainstorming on the theme done. Meeting #3 is FRIDAY, MAY 29!  and Meeting #4 DRESS REHEARSAL is , WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd .  We will perform the first production is Thursday, June 4th, the next two will be on Friday, June 5th, and the last one is on Monday, June 8th.

     

  7.  

FRIDAY, May 17  day 72

 

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting #1

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • Weekend?
  • explain CC#3 Kids on a tree
  • progress on M of M
  • check out R&G are Dead
  1. Arcadia scenes 4-5

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. OJ 28 (2 sides minimum) ARCADIA scene 3!  Here's how:  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO SCENE 3 and then you'll do some reading in our black LBT and some online digging for SIDE 2 = "NOTES & OBSERVATIONS" 
  2. OJ 29 (1 side minimum) ARCADIA scenes 4-5!  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO SCENES 4-5

  

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1.  
  2.  

  3. Re-read Arcadia scenes 6-7

  4. OJ 30 (2 sides minimum) ARCADIA scene 6-7!  Here's how:  SIDE 1 = PERSONAL THOUGHTS/REACTIONS TO scenes 6-7 and then you'll do something creative!   SIDE 2 = CREATIVE RESPONSE TO ARCADIA!  Here are some ideas:

    1.  CAST the newest upcoming ARCADIA (playing in London the summer of 2009--for real!)

            

    2.  ARCADIA FACEBOOK PAGE--either from 1809 or present

     Here's a sample Hamlet Facebook

    http://www.angelfire.com/art2/antwerplettuce/hamlet.html

    or click HERE

    and a sample Austen Facebook

    http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

    or click HERE

    3.  ARCADIA TIMES FRONT PAGE:

    Here's a sample Hamlet newspaper front page

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/themes_hamlet.shtml

    Romeo & Juliet front page

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/themes_romeojuliet.shtml

    4.  ARCADIA CARTOON: 

    Here's a sample:  R&J cartoon today

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/writing_photostory_romeojuliet.shtml

    5.  60 second or 1 min. or 3 minute ARCADIA or an ARCADIAN RAP  

    Click HERE for a sample for Beowulf rap sample!

    1 min. Hamlet

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPes8KWE0s&feature=related

    Here's a sample of a 60 second Shakespeare:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/index.shtml

    Here's a youtube sample of a 3 minute Hamlet:

    Hamlet rap

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDGRGoET5Ho&feature=related

    3 min. Alan Naughton's Hamlet rap with Olivier film links--last day only!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD0S3jq4otU&feature=related

    3 min. PBS (a bit far away but audible) Alan Naughton's Hamlet rap

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzkm20h7t0Y&feature=related

    6.  AN ARCADIA SHRINKLET!  

    Click HERE for a sample for Beowulf Shrinklet sample.! CLICK HERE for lots more SHRINKLETS of works of lit. you may recognize!

    Do what you did for Heart of Darkness!

    7 6 ARCADIAN HAIKU POEMS--choose at least 6 characters as inspiration or 6 ideas (for example,  Hannah's Haiku or Plautus' Haiku or the Hermit's Haiku) 

    Click HERE for more samples!

    Hamlet

            “His mother wed his

                      dead murdered father’s brother!”

                                Next Jerry Springer.

 

7.  YOUR OWN IDEA! ANY ADDITIONAL PAGE FOR ARCADIA WEB OR WHATEVER CREATIVE RESPONSE YOU FANCY!!!   For example, write some passages/sections that are not actually quoted from in Arcadia but which you imagine would have been in Byron's English Bards and Scotch Reviewers or Chater's The Couch of Eros or Maid of Turkey.

 

To read more on Price's AP Lang. essay, click HERE or here: 

http://newscafe.ansci.usu.edu/archive/april2002/0424_flamingo.html

 

 

 

Do you like Branagh? 

Here's 101 reasons you need to see Branagh's Hamlet! Click HERE.

Click also on this link:

http://www.branaghcompendium.com/101.htm

 

 

 

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WALLIES ONLY:

  1. SEE ABOVE!

  2. Read Heart of Darkness AGAIN!

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • C/C buff quiz
  • C/C sol. paraphrase
  • debrief Hamlet AP Questions 8-15
  1. Explain Advice WA

    

  

 

 

 

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