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 Week 18: January 10-14, 2011

 Hamlet finish Act 1 and begin Acts 2-3

Congrats, Jack, for making it into

Wally's beloved Hamlet book!

To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

http://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011Adv12ClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIjW1u22xe2A3gE#

2008 where Hamlet was being performed in Stratford:

next door at the pub called "The Dirty Duck":

Look what was written on the wall next to our table! (from Macbeth)

Hamlet House Bed & Breakfast!

TO SEE PICTURES OF WALLY'S DC TRIP to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and see Hamlet at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, CLICK HERE!

Romeo & Juliet etching

Meeting Graham Michael Hamilton who played Hamlet

The Bard's 446th Birthday Bash

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

 

Make plans to go to the Guthrie to see Hamlet   with us on Thursday, April 14th.  It'll be like a class reunion!  Bring permission form and a check for $20.00 made out to EPHS.  Due date is Wednesday, Feb. 3rd.  To print out a copy of the permission form, click HERE!

Scotty's Hamlet book, his step-mom's old Hamlet book,

and Wally's very, very, very old Hamlet

 

For a current list of all 2011 journals assigned, click HERE!

Click HERE for a copy of the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

Click HERE for the IVORY Hamlet extra credit journal list.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the BUFF Hamlet AP Question Packet.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the BLUE Hamlet Soliloquy Packet.

NEW!  UPDATED! For some fun youtube Shakespeare, especially HAMLET, video links, click HERE.

 

LETTERS TO JULIET

 

POSITION PAPER (due Jan. 19th).

Reminders: need grading sheet all filled out, paper, works cited with your chosen 3 sources highlighted, photocopies of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles. Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET. NOTE: Purple Proposition planning Sheet (with topic commitment) is due Thursday, Jan. 13th.)  This includes the following:  your proposition, potential audiences, a list of arguments for your position, a list of opposing arguments, and any questions you might have for your POSITION PAPER. Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet).

Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

  ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

2.  outline                                                  

3.  paper                                                      

4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted)

 

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09),

Click HERE for the entire manual full size

or  HERE for the entire manual half size.

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

Buybacks (rev. 2010)!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

 If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

 (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 68

SOLILOQUY #1

JUDE LAW does SOL. 1 in the snow

"O that this too too sullied flesh would melt"

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Quotes about Neurotics!

The neurotic thinks himself both Hamlet and Claudius, in a world that belongs to Polonius.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

The neurotic longs to touch bottom, so at least he won't have that to worry about anymore.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

The neurotic circles ceaselessly above a fogged-in airport.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

The neurotic is always half-drowning in anxiety, and always being half-rescued.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Today's Allusion:

Nemesis

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

craven = cowardly

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You craven, hedge-born minnow!"  means  "You cowardly, low-birth unimporant person!"

insults generator website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

Elsinore

CHECK OUT THE HENRY VIII DUDE WITH WALLY!

Anne of the Thousand Days

the love story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII

For a fun wives of Henry VIII spoof video, click

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jT6L5ivaz-w

To watch Herman's Hermits perform their famous "I'm Henry VIII, I am" song, click these: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9zH9Ozoo0hg

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BpbdcI5HAYg&feature=related

Check out these for more movies/TV shows about the Henry VIII stuff:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467200/  new movie comimg out called The Other Boleyn

   

Rent the movie!   It's great!

For more info on this duo, go to the website below:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/boleyn.html

to read their love letters, go here:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letter10.html

to learn more about him, go here:

http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/tudor.htm

to learn more about the other wives, go here:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/wives.html

or here:

http://www.larmouth.demon.co.uk/sarah-jayne/wives/wives.html

For scenes from the movie Anne of the Thousand Days, click these links:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6hytptLLNcs&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qmv2p5Czv5g&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=znlLB5lq_-8&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iuAazpsn7vA&feature=related

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in: 
    • Weekend
    • Debrief Q's buff Act 1.2 quiz
    • If time, C/C soliloquy and  summary box on front of packet and the soliloquy
    • C/C AP Q's 8-15
     
  2. Discuss Hamlet pp. 3-4--iambic pentameter
  3. Discuss Hamlet pp. 3-7: what's up in Norway with revenge and young Fortinbras;11 Claud's second 2/3 of opening speech
  4. the "ides of March" & Caesar allusion
  5. Elizabethan notions on ghosts--4 reasons a ghost comes back
  6. debriefing with friends and plan to meet the ghost
  7. Claud's first 1/3 of opening speech and define oxymoron--share Isamov quiz answers
  8. Laertes' questions
  9. We meet Hamlet
  10. kin vs. kind and ZMM reference
  11. Gertrude's clueless--common vs. common
  12. Claud and Hamlet repartee

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1.  notecards on Shakespearean Insults
  2. EC selectsmart quiz
  3. stamp sol. packet--first box and sol. # 1 paraphrase 

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

http://www.sonnetaday.com

Sonnet #115

Those lines that I before have writ do lie,
Even those that said I could not love you dearer:
Yet then my judgment knew no reason why
My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.
But reckoning time, whose million'd accidents
Creep in 'twixt vows and change decrees of kings,
Tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharp'st intents,
Divert strong minds to the course of altering things;
Alas, why, fearing of time's tyranny,
Might I not then say 'Now I love you best,'
When I was certain o'er incertainty,
Crowning the present, doubting of the rest?
Love is a babe; then might I not say so,
To give full growth to that which still doth grow?

 

For a video spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

For a fun "slam" on Shakespeare's ruining the lives of students, click

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

For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

 

 

 

 

  1. Assignment H5 #1-5                                              #1. Read Act I, sc. 3-4 on pp. 49-57/new book pp. 19-27   (Don't you dare read ahead!). #2.Complete take-home green quiz QUESTIONS 1-14 only.  Click HERE TO GET A COPY OF THIS QUIZ (Sorry, 2nd hour!  I forgot to give it to you in class.)

    #3. When you get to page21-22(lines 58-81) TRY TO FIGURE OUT AT LEAST 6 BITS OF ADVICE THAT POLONIUS IS GIVING LAERTES.  Either fill out the chart on p. 98 in HW packet  (Click HERE for a copy of this chart.) or just mark them in your book.  If you mark them in your book jot down what is positive as well as negative about each bit of advice.) #4.Do journal WA 33: Advice (or have a parent do it for you!   See p. 99 in HW packet to understand what I mean). NOTE: THIS JOURNAL IS NOT DUE UNTIL ALL THE JOURNALS COME IN AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER, SO THEY HAVE TIME TO DO IT FOR YOU!)

    #5.Work with the Vicious Mole (p. 25 in Hamlet) speech! REQUIRED!!!  Draw a box at the bottom of the FRONT PAGE of the blue SOLILOQUY PACKET. Write "Vicious Mole Speech" in the top left hand corner of the box.  Summarize the speech in this blue box.   For extra credit, on the BLUE pages provided in your blue SOLILOQUY PACKET, paraphrase the Vicious Mole (p. 25 in Hamlet) speech.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet Soliloquy Packet.

    Click HERE for a copy of the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

    Also, look over the list of the Hamlet extra credit journals in the Hamlet Packet (back of the front cover).  For a copy, click HERE.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the entire Hamlet Intro Packet.

    FUN STUFF:

    For some  fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

    To watch the Beatles do a spoof of the Pyramus and Thisby scene from Midsummer Night's Dream, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psATF1mUpUU

     

  2. 5 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY (due by Friday): Assignment H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality #1-2:  Respond to the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  Then read through the blue "Tragedy and Theatre Packet" (included in your Hamlet packet) and jot down enough notes or as much space as it takes of additional/new/important information about tragedy

  3.  POSITION PAPER--due January 19th! Start research on your topic (inspired by Frankenstein) Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET. NOTE: Purple Proposition planning PPP Sheet (with topic commitment) is due Jan. 13th.)  This includes the following:  your proposition, potential audiences, a list of arguments for your position, a list of opposing arguments, and any questions you might have for your POSITION PAPER. Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet).

    Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

    1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

    2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

    3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

    4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

    5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

      ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

    2.  outline (if you have one)                                                     

    3.  paper                                                      

    4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlight

     

 

 

TUESDAY, day 69

ADVICE SCENE

Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!

Laertes and Ophelia in 1996 Branagh

Laertes & Ophelia

Polonius and Ophelia

Today's Quote of the Day:

Quotes about BREVITY:
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet

It is with words as with sunbeams.  The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.  ~Robert Southey

Good things, when short, are twice as good.  ~Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole books - what other men do not say in whole books.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.  ~Thomas Jefferson

 

Today's Allusion:

nemesis

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

pribbling = vainly chattering

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You pribbling, tickle-brained dewberry!"  means  "You vainly chattering, liquor supplying, low-growing species of fruit!"

insults generator website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

 

 

 

 

1.  Group check-in:
  • C/C green quiz Q's 1-14
  • C/C HW packet p. 28--Polonius' Advice chart
  • C/C soliloquy
  • C/C Vicious Mole speech summaries from summary box on front of packet and the soliloquy
  • If time, Asimov "Oxymoron Test" and pass around OXYMORON book and have everyone put his/her favorite on a slip
  • C/C AP Q's 8-15

    C/C HW packet p. 96 (opening scene with the king) and p. 98--Polonius' Advice chart

    Do Advice/I've Learned slips?

  1. Laertes' questions
  2. We meet Hamlet
  3. kin vs. kind and ZMM reference
  4. Gertrude's clueless--common vs. common
  5. Claud and Hamlet repartee
  6. VIDEOS:   Olivier video--sol 1 (min. = 4)
  7. debrief Olivier video

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Paraphrase the Vicious Mole (p. 25 in Hamlet) speech. 
  2. Summary box for Vicious Mole

 

 

  1. Assignment H7 #1-4:        1. Read pp. 28-34.  2. Finish green take home quiz questions 15-35.  For a copy of the take-home green quiz, click HERE.  3. Paraphrase soliloquy #2 in soliloquy packet. 4. AP Q's 16-23!  Just in case you might have forgotten such things as personification and metaphor, click HERE to refer to or print out a copy of our ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS we put together earlier in the term.

    Click HERE for a copy of the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

     

  2. Assignment H8 #1 ONLY:  WA 34:  Topics for Discussion After Hamlet Act 1.  Here are the choices:  Grief, Appearance vs. Reality, Breaking the Rules, Gender Roles (esp. in Hamlet.)  Read the packet of articles you got today for inspiration.  If you need a copy of these articles, click HERE

    After reading Act I, three topics often come to mind.  The idea of grief, the confusion of appearance vs. reality, and the question of following the rules are topics for this journal entry.  Write at least a page on one of these three topics.  Be prepared to share this entry in class tomorrow.

     TOPIC 1: GRIEF  

    There are many ideas about grief presented in Act I from Claudius' idea that to "persever in obstinate condolement is a course of impious stubbornness" (p. 43/new book p. 13) to Hamlet's frustration that people put on appearance of grief or "actions that a man might play" (p. 43/new book p. 13).  Analyze the differing views about the grieving process in the first act as well as what our society today seems to allow as acceptable or not acceptable when it comes to dealing with grief.  Whose opinions or what ideas about grief seem most acceptable to you personally?  You might include a real life example of grief that you've witnessed.

     TOPIC 2: APPEARANCE vs. REALITY  

    One of the features in many of Shakespeare's works is the fact that people have difficulty distinguishing between appearance and reality--between what merely SEEMS and what IS.  Many characters in Hamlet (including Hamlet himself?) are, have been, or will become victims of delusion.  From the time Hamlet first says, "Seems, madam?  Nay, it is.  I know not 'seems,'" (p. 43/new book p. 13) this play never stops bringing up the difficulties people have in sorting out appearance and reality.  Discuss how this theme is present in the first act of Hamlet.  Give plenty of examples.  Also, discuss some examples from your own life when you or someone you know had difficulty distinguishing what seemed to be true with what was true.  Finally, what do you think Shakespeare is getting at by introducing this theme?

     

     TOPIC 3: FOLLOWING THE RULES

    The Elizabethan society adhered very strictly to the notion that everything has its place.  In fact, the universe was described as being like a "great chain of being" where everything fit just right with everything else.  If one link was out of place, the whole society would be affected.  The universe will work in mysterious ways to right itself and restore order (and the rules) once again.  In a sense, Denmark is a microcosm for this universe.  Hamlet refers to an "unweeded garden" (p. 44/new book p. 14) early on in the play.   So, society dictated that one had to follow the "rules" to ensure that everything ran smoothly.  There are rules to govern a country, to keep order in one's own household, to keep harmony among people, even to keep an individual personally balanced and happy.  Polonius even gives us a list of rules he's passing on to his son, Laertes, to keep in mind before he's off to France.  Discuss how this idea of rules is present in the first act in Hamlet and what some of the dangers are of breaking the rules.  Also, discuss how some of these ideas are still present in our society today or whatever rules there are not that definitely did not exist back then.  For example, is "to thine own self be true"  (p. 52/new book p. 22) as applicable to us today as Polonius asserts it was back then?  A recent ad campaign today asserts that "sometimes you just gotta break the rules."  What do you think of that?  Would any characters in the play agree? 

    Click HERE for a copy of the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

    Also, look over the list of the Hamlet extra credit journals in the Hamlet Packet (back of the front cover).  For a copy, click HERE.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the entire Hamlet Intro Packet.

    FUN STUFF:

    For some  fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

    To watch the Beatles do a spoof of the Pyramus and Thisby scene from Midsummer Night's Dream, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psATF1mUpUU

  3. 5 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY (due by Friday): Assignment H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality #1-2:  Respond to the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  Then read through the blue "Tragedy and Theatre Packet" (included in your Hamlet packet) and jot down enough notes or as much space as it takes of additional/new/important information about tragedy
  4.  POSITION PAPER--due January 19th! NOTE: Purple Proposition planning PPP Sheet (with topic commitment) is due Jan. 13th.)  This includes the following:  your proposition, potential audiences, a list of arguments for your position, a list of opposing arguments, and any questions you might have for your POSITION PAPER. Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet). Research your topic (inspired by Frankenstein) Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET.

    Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

    1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

    2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

    3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

    4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

    5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

      ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

    2.  outline                                                

    3.  paper                                                      

    4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlight

     

  5. Buybacks  If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

FUN STUFF:

For some  fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

To watch the Beatles do a spoof of the Pyramus and Thisby scene from Midsummer Night's Dream, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psATF1mUpUU

 

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-Day

http://www.sonnetaday.com

Sonnet 120

That you were once unkind befriends me now,

And for that sorrow which I then did feel

Needs must I under my transgression bow,

Unless my nerves were brass or hammer'd steel.

For if you were by my unkindness shaken

As I by yours, you've pass'd a hell of time,

And I, a tyrant, have no leisure taken

To weigh how once I suffered in your crime.

O, that our night of woe might have remember'd

My deepest sense, how hard true sorrow hits,

And soon to you, as you to me, then tender'd

The humble slave which wounded bosoms fits!

But that your trespass now becomes a fee;

Mine ransoms yours, and yours must ransom me.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 70

Jude Law as Hamlet meets the Ghost!

HAMLET MEETS THE GHOST!

 

  

Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet

Today's Quote of the Day:

Quotes about Character:

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.  ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it.  Autograph your work with excellence.  ~Author Unknown

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.  ~Henry Ford

Laws control the lesser man.  Right conduct controls the greater one.  ~Chinese Proverb

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.  ~Mark Twain, "What Is Man?", 1906

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.  ~John Lubbock

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.  ~James D. Miles

Today's Allusion:

scapegoat

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You  !"  means  "You !"

 

insults generator website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

Renaissance Man --Melvin tries to do advice speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM1kb3b9t8&feature=related

Big Brother "Who's Shakespeare?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

Beatles do Shakespeare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

TV show The Tudors

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790/  

 

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • C/C GREEN QUIZ end of Act 1
    • Share list of actors who could play Hamlet--write on green quiz
    • Exchange WA 34 for tonight's peer feedback

     

  1. Soliloquy #1 and debriefing with friends and plan to meet the ghost

     

  2. Explain HAMLET EC JOURNALS--soliloquy paraphrases, Hamlet songs, quote poster, viewing another Shakespeare film
  3. Share list of actors who could play Hamlet
  4. VIDEOS:   Olivier video--sol 1 (min. = 4)
  5. debrief Olivier video   VIDEOS:  BBC video Ham vs. Claud insults and sol. 1  maybe: Zeffirelli video--opening through sol. 1 (min. = 13)  maybe: Branagh video--Claud's entrance through sol. 1 (min. = 14)  maybe:  Almareyda video--beg through sol. 1 (min. = 10)
  6. Vicious Mole speech and Tragedy Myths and Reality #1-2:  what constitutes a tragedy, tragic hero, tragic flaw, pity and fear, catharsis.  Refer to the blue "Tragedy and Theatre Packet"
  7. GHOST SCENE and soliloquy 2 and ACT 2--Hamlet frightens Ophelia  in her closet   VIDEOS:  GHOST SCENE      BBC video--end of ghost and sol. 2 (min. = 6 min.)  Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 6 min. 10 sec.) and Branagh video-- (min. = 9 min)

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1.  WA 34 Act 1 topics
  2. Stamp soliloquy packet sol. 2
  3. green quiz
  4. extra credit notecards on Shakespearean Insults
  5. H6 Tragedy extra credit--5 pt coupon
 
  1. Respond to someone else's WA 34 Hamlet--Act 1 Topics!  Give a "meaty response."

    Click HERE for a copy of the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

  2. POSITION PAPER--PPP (Purple Proposition planning Sheet with topic commitment) is due TOMORROW!!!!  This includes the following:  your proposition, potential audiences, a list of arguments for your position, a list of opposing arguments, and any questions you might have for your POSITION PAPER. Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet). Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET.  --due Wednesday, January 19th! 

    Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

    1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

    2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

    3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

    4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

    5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

      ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

    2.  outline                                                  

    3.  paper                                                      

    4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted)

  3. Buybacks  If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

  4. Also, look over the list of the Hamlet extra credit journals in the Hamlet Packet (back of the front cover).  For a copy, click HERE.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the entire Hamlet Intro Packet.

  5. 5 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY (due by Friday): Assignment H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality #1-2:  Respond to the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  Then read through the blue "Tragedy and Theatre Packet" (included in your Hamlet packet) and jot down enough notes or as much space as it takes of additional/new/important information about tragedy

  6.  Do some Hamlet EC journals (listed on the back of the Hamlet Packet cover).  Click HERE for the Hamlet extra credit journal list.

    For some  fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

  7. Sonnet #116
    CXVI.

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

     

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THURSDAY, day 76

HAMLET MEETS THE GHOST!

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor (1907-1972)

Wally on Navy Pier, Chicago, in from of the Shakespeare Theatre

Today's WORD OF THE DAY:

quiescent and quietus

anathema (uh-NATH-uh-muh) noun

1. Something or someone intensely disliked.    2. A ban, curse, or vigorous denunciation. [From Late Latin, from Greek anathema (something devoted to evil).]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=anathema

 "Our columnist, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, may well be right that Madonna should be considered anathema to the feminist movement because she has 'spawned a tragic world where, according to Time magazine, 40 percent of American teenage girls now wear thongs and thousands of college girls lift their shirts in exchange for a T-shirt.'" Welcome, Madonna; Jerusalem Post (Israel); Sep 19, 2004.

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

 

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You mewling, rumpfed pignut!"  means  "You whimpering, fattened plant!"

insults generator website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • Do Advice/I've Learned slips
    • Return WA 34 Act 1 topics & jot down what actors can you envision playing Hamlet? Make group list
    • Group Debrief AP Questions 16-23 on sol. 3
    • I've LEARNED SLIPS  "Wear Sunscreen" 2nd hour
  2. Explain HAMLET EC JOURNALS--soliloquy paraphrases, Hamlet songs, quote poster, viewing another Shakespeare film
  3. Share list of actors who could play Hamlet
  4. VIDEOS:   Olivier video--sol 1 (min. = 4)
  5. debrief Olivier video   VIDEOS:  BBC video Ham vs. Claud insults and sol. 1  maybe: Zeffirelli video--opening through sol. 1 (min. = 13)  maybe: Branagh video--Claud's entrance through sol. 1 (min. = 14)  maybe:  Almareyda video--beg through sol. 1 (min. = 10)
  6. Advice! Fulghum's "Everything I needed to Learn" & cookies and milk (divide up parts)  and play "Wear sunscreen" CD & show "Wear Sunscreen" journal
  7. If time, start Advice Scene--Discuss Laertes' advice to Ophelia, why Polonius would want to separate Hamlet & Ophelia, Polonius advice to Ophelia and her response indicative of her character "I do not know my lord what I should think" (like "I think nothing, my lord" in Act 3) Ophelia's response to Laertes & their relationship, Polonius' advice speech to Laertes  Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!
  8.   "I've Learned" slips

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. PR #4 response
  2. Wally in the lobby at the Navy Pier Shakespeare Theatre with her favorite playwright--Guess who?

    For a video spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

    For some other fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

     

  1. BRING A HEALTHY FANTASTIC FOOD FRIDAY TREAT TOMORROW!!!  Have you brought something yet?  (Guilt?)
  2. Assignment H8 #2-3 Act 2  #1:  Read pp. 35-53 and #2:  do the yellow quiz.  For a copy of this quiz, click HERE .
  3. Also, look over the list of the Hamlet extra credit journals in the Hamlet Packet (back of the front cover).  For a copy, click HERE.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the entire Hamlet Intro Packet.
  4. POSITION PAPER--due Wednesday, Jan. 19th!Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET.   Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet).

    Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

    1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

    2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

    3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

    4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

    5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

      ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

    2.  outline                                                  

    3.  paper                                                      

    4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted)

  5. 5 point EXTRA CREDIT COUPON OPPORTUNITY (due by Friday): Assignment H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality #1-2:  Respond to the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  Then read through the blue "Tragedy and Theatre Packet" (included in your Hamlet packet) and jot down enough notes or as much space as it takes of additional/new/important information about tragedy

  6. BRING YOUR BOOKS & PACKETS BACK:  LBT, grey EWS, Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein, Grendel, Sir Gawain, etc., etc.

  7. FUN STUFF!  Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday! For some other fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE. Try this new "colorgenics" test I just found!  It's cool:  http://www.paulgoldinresearch.com/cg/index.htm  Print out your results and share in class tomorrow for fun!

  8. Buybacks  If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

FRIDAY, day 76

 

Billy Madison does Hamlet! 

So does Ferris!

. . . and so does Danny DeVito in Renaissance Man

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. -Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)

Today's WORD OF THE DAY:

onerous

droit

dissemble (di-SEM-buhl) verb tr., intr.

To hide true feelings, motives, or the facts. [By alteration of Middle English dissimulen, from Latin dissimulare, from simulare, from similis (similar).]From The Devil's Dictionary: Dissemble, v.i. To put a clean shirt upon the character.

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=dissemble

"So when should you be honest and when should you dissemble? 'You don't want to trick them and tell them later about the onions in the soup because they'll learn not to trust you,' advises Chambliss." Barbara Rowley; 7 Rules For a Peaceful Home; Parenting (San Francisco); Dec 2001/Jan 2002.

Today's Allusion:

pass the buck

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

 

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You !"  means  "You !"

insults generator website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • Weekend Plans
    • Advice slips
    • c/c yellow quiz
     
  2. Advice! Fulghum's "Everything I needed to Learn" & cookies and milk (divide up parts)  and play "Wear sunscreen" CD & show "Wear Sunscreen" journal
  3. If time, start Advice Scene--Discuss Laertes' advice to Ophelia, why Polonius would want to separate Hamlet & Ophelia, Polonius advice to Ophelia and her response indicative of her character "I do not know my lord what I should think" (like "I think nothing, my lord" in Act 3) Ophelia's response to Laertes & their relationship, Polonius' advice speech to Laertes  Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!
  4.   "I've Learned" slips
  5. Branagh video--Claud's entrance through sol. 1 (min. = 14)
  6. Branagh video--advice scene Ophelia and Polonius (min. 5)
  7. Discuss Laertes relationship with Ophelia (read Catcher in the Rye excerpt and tell about Olivier film--hint of incest with brother
 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. collect ivory quiz Act 2
  2. yellow Act 2 quiz
  3. stamps for Sol. 3
  4. H6 Tragedy extra credit--5 pt coupon

 

 

  1. PR #4--remember to type it, use your code, and indicate any special requests.
  2. Assignment H9  #1-5 ONLY:   #1 Act 2, pp. 53-60,#2 paraphrase sol. 3,  #3 AP Questions 24-30  Just in case you might have forgotten such things as personification and metaphor, click HERE to refer to or print out a copy of our ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS we put together earlier in the term.    #4 ivory quiz both sides (For a copy of the ivory quiz, click HERE),  #5 WA 35: ACT 2 TOPICS and HAMLET AT EPHS?  (1 1/2 sides)

    YOU HAVE TWO TASKS IN THIS JOURNAL! Task A (at least a full page) goes on the front; Task B (at least 1/2 page) goes on the back (or another sheet of paper).

     TASK A  TOPICS Read carefully over the following topics after finishing Act II.  Choose one or more upon which to write at least a full page of discussion/analysis, etc.  Let your ideas run wild, but ground them in examples/proof from the text.  List page numbers to help remind you where you got the ideas.  We will use these questions as a springboard for small or large-group discussion. 

    Be sure to write/summarize the question at the front end of your discussion so than anyone reading it can recognize to which question you’re responding right away.

    HERE ARE THE TOPICS FOR TASK A:

    a)      What are the positives Hamlet sees in the world?  What are the negatives?  If he were your best friend, what way of life would he recommend for you to live?  What makes you think so?  Give proof!

    b)      In the soliloquies, it's said that Hamlet lays bare his true motives and his true weaknesses.  Trace Hamlet's development/stage in each soliloquy thus far.  Has he changed since the first one?  If so, how?  If not, what makes you think that?  Based on the soliloquies and his action thus far, predict what you think will happen next. Give proof.

    c)      There are definitely both positives and negatives displayed in Hamlet's character thus far.  Hamlet says, "Though I am not splentive and rash, yet have I in me something dangerous."  Find concrete confirmation of both the positives and their less attractive negative counterparts.  If you were Hamlet's best friend, tell what you think is positive about him and what you think is negative.  Give proof.

    d)      Comment on Hamlet's sanity.  If you were Hamlet's therapist, would you say he was sane or insane?  What would give us the tendancy to believe the Hamlet is seriously in danger of losing his sanity?  Give proof.

    e)      Some say that Hamlet does not have the make-up of a man who can commit revenge successfully.  August Wilhelm said:  "He does himself only justice when he says there is no greater dissimilarity than between himself and Hercules."  Do you think Hamlet has it in him to commit the task (revenge, etc.--see the ghost's commands) the ghost put on him?  What will it take?  What can he do?  Give proof.

    f)        Agree or disagree:  Hamlet has legitimate reasons for delays in his revenge.  What are they?  If not, why not?  Give proof.

    g)      How does "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so" express in philosophical terms the CORE of Hamlet's problem?  List several problems/concerns he has and how each can be viewed as both positive and negative at the same time.  Give proof.

    h)      The play explores the nature of kingship.  What make a good king?  Is Claudius a good king?  Is he truly the "rottenness in Denmark"?  Would Hamlet make a good king?  Give proof.

    TASK B (min. 1/2 side)  IF HAMLET WERE A STUDENT AT EPHS…

    When you’re done with your minimum one-page response, you must also journal at least 1/2 a page on this question: 

     

    If Hamlet were a student at Eden Prairie High School, what type of student would he be? 

    What activities would he choose?  What would his friends be like?  What classes would he take?  Would he have a girlfriend?  Be elected student council president? 

    Add whatever else might seem applicable! 

    What would the “blurb” under his senior graduation picture say?

     

  3. POSITION PAPER--due Wednesday, January 26th!  Click HERE to see/print a copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET. Click HERE for a pdf. file of the position paper (which includes this planning sheet).

    Reminders: you need grading sheet all filled out, paper, your chosen 3 sources highlighted in different colors throughout the paper, on the works cited page, and photocopies attached of your 3 sources with all parts used in the paper highlighted.  Click HERE to see some genetic engineering articles.

    1.  Remember to print out copies of your three most used sources!  Highlight the use of each of these each of these three in three different colors.  Each source, therefore, has its own color! 

    2.  Remember that  you need  a formal outline with your paper. Click on the link below  to review the msf rules for a formal outline. http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/media/outline.pdf

    3.  Read carefully over the Position Paper Grading Sheet so you don't miss any requirements.    

    4.  REMEMBER!  SECURITY COPY OF THE PAPER MUST BE E-MAILED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PAPER DUE DATE! 

    5.  You must highlight the three required sources (other than Frankenstein) you must turn in with the paper              

      ORDER TO TURN IN PAPER:        

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)                                                         

    2.  outline                                                 

    3.  paper                                                      

    4.  works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted)

    5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted)

    6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted)                         

    7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted)

  4. Also, look over the list of the Hamlet extra credit journals in the Hamlet Packet (back of the front cover).  For a copy, click HERE.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the entire Hamlet Intro Packet.

  5. BRING YOUR BOOKS & PACKETS BACK:  LBT, grey EWS, Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein, Grendel, Sir Gawain, etc., etc.

  6. Buybacks  If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

DO SOME HAMLET EXTRA CREDIT!  Why not rent one of these Shakespeare films?

 

      

 

 

For a video spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

Hamlet Act 2 pp. 35-53.  FOR A VERY FUNNY youtube of a part of this scene by the "Cat-head Theatre," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbK1eCt97ag  Get ready for a laugh!!!

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click

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

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 2,click

starts with balcony scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUyq-uCZr0&mode=related&search=

For some other fun youtube Shakespeare, especially HAMLET, video links, click HERE.

Buybacks  If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

 

   
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