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Week 20: January 24-27, 2011

2nd hour!  I finally linked your poem! 

I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to read it (and cry!) for you in person.  I have a copy for each of you, so please stop by. 

Meanwhile, click HERE for a copy!  Enjoy (and don't cry!), and stay in touch.  Hope to see you at Hamlet in April!

 

ADV. 12 REUNION AND FIELD TRIP TO SEE  Hamlet at the Theatre in the Round-- Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Cost $20.00  due date February 10th.

Click HERE for the permission form.

 

 End of Term!

Time for Adv. 12 "graduation"

 

The "M.I.B.'s" are in!  Wanna see a great movie?  Wanna read a great book?  How about checking out the list of our 2011 Adv. 12 recommended books and movies?  Click HERE!

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR

"I REMEMBER WHEN" MEMORIES 

and  OUR  "I LEARNED" STATEMENTS

To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

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To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

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

End of Term!

Time for Adv. 12 "graduation"

POSITION PAPER--due TOMORROW!!! Wednesday, January 26th! 

HEADS-UP! ALL JOURNALS WA1-WA 38 are due on Thursday, January 27th!

Be sure to print-out the JOURNAL SCORE SHEET to attach to the front of your journals if you didn't get one in class.  Click HERE for the journal score sheet (full size) or HERE for the half-size version.  Place your journals in a folder or large envelope to keep them together.    

   REMINDERS:  a.  Make sure you highlight (and mark "read" on the actual journal) the 3 journals you would most like Wally to read and comment on if I have time.  b. Make sure on the JOURNAL COVER SHEET (click HERE ) you pre-score all the journals which have already been scored.   c. Be sure to write "FIX" on the cover sheet and on the actual journals that are to be scored differently than they were originally (if turned in previously and you have now added more to get full points this time).  d. If you have lost a journal that had already been scored and is listed on the portal, print out a copy of the portal update and place it in the journals place in the bunch.  Be sure to highlight the journal the portal sheet is replacing to note this substitution!  Remember to attach any EC coupons as well to turn in any 3 Extra Credit Hamlet journals at the end of the batch

 Hamlet Acts 4 and 5

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!  We will determine which highlighted instance of each of the three sources will most heavily be graded for the doc. checks! 

2.  Remember that you do not need to include a formal outline with your paper, but it is a great idea.  Click on the link below (from the AP homepage or the Eng. Dep't homepage) 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 PAPERMUST 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  REQUIRED!!!!                                            

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)

Romeo & Juliet  Field Trip

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Field Trip SCHEDULE

Leave:  9:15 a.m.  NORTH ENTRANCE

PLAY 10:30-1:30

Lunch  1:30 - 2:00

Home by 2:30ish

 After the play, buses will transport us to local restaurants for lunch (or we will walk).  After the performance the buses will return us to EPHS (about 2:30 depending on traffic). Students must arrange for their own ride home from the high school.  Do bring your cell phones with them for this field trip

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.

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

CLICK HERE for the BUYBACK PACKET (rev. 2008) 

  For a sample template, click HERE--> SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR BUYBACKS (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!)  CLICK HERE FOR THE ACE simplified version without the categories of errors.

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 82

Millais' famous painting

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. -Carl Schurz, general and politician (1829-1906)

Today's allusion:

Hoist with its own petard

Today's FORGOTTEN ENGLISH

Word of the Day:

nabble

To gnaw.  A stronger word than nibble, by a change of vowel. 

Mice nibble and rats nobble our victuals, and hares and rabbits our growing vegetables.

   --Rev. Robert Forby’s Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830 

Today's Forgotten Shakespeare Insult of the Day:

"You lumpish, rough-hewn giglet!"  means  "You heavy/clumsy, cruel giddy girl!"

insults generator website:

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

 

Group Check-in:  pink Act 3 quiz, weekend, etc.

 

  1. 3rd hour ACT 3 The Nunnery scene
  2. ACT 3 pre-play antics
  3.  VIDEOS:   SOLILOQUY #4 "To Be" videos: Olivier video--(min. = 5), maybe BBC video-- (min. = 5), Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5), Branagh video-- (min.=5)  "TO BE" VIDEO SPIN-OFFS:  Johnny Carson, Adam Sandler, Dawson's Creek 
  4. ACT 3 the mousetrap
  5. ACT 3 Prayer scene--King's sol. and Hamlet's soliloquy and possible videos: Branagh video-- (min. = 5 recorders, 1 "witching," 5 prayer scene) and Last Action Hero clip (5 min)

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. pink act 3 quiz

 

  1. Assignment H 14 #1-3  #1  start Act 4 pp. 94-106 and #2   purple quiz Q's 1-20 (click HERE if you need a copy) and #3  sol. #6 paraphrase  NOTE:  entire blue soliloquy packet is due on Wednesday, but I'll gladly accept it tomorrow if it's all done!  Click HERE for a copy of the soliloquy packet. 

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

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

     

  2. Assignment  H 15  #1  Read rest of Act 4: 106-118,  #2  finish purple quiz Q's 21-30 Click HERE for a copy of the quiz, (#3 OPTIONAL AP Q's 54-68Click HERE to refer to or print out a copy of our ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS!   #4  WA 39--End of Act 4 Topics. (1 side minimum) They are listed under H 15 #4 in the homework packet, but I've copied them here for your convenience:  WA 39 Journal Topic Options for Discussion after Act IV

    Read carefully over the following topics after finishing Act IV.  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.  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.

    TOPICS :

    a.                   Agree or disagree with this statement:  Claudius has the "stuff"--the character and abilities-- of which truly effective leaders /kings are made.  He is a more formidable leader than Hamlet could be.

    b.                  Agree or disagree with this statement:  Ophelia's outcome was, indeed, to be expected.  It is consistent with her temperament and character as revealed earlier in the play.

    c.                   Hamlet again fails to follow through on his plan for revenge.  Is Hamlet seriously flawed or superlatively civilized?  If custom and honor demand he avenge his father, why does he continue to hesitate when "golden opportunity" presents itself?  Does he believe that all order in his universe would shatter should he kill his uncle?  Or is he, as he has stated in his soliloquies, a coward, unable to steel himself to the deed?  If so, why does he decide so early on in the play that he must avenge his father's death by murder?  Why has he not instead used his popularity with the people to enlist their aid and depose his uncle?  Depending on your view of Hamlet at this point, what resolution do you foresee in the final act?

    d.                  Early in the play, Marcellus cried out prophetically, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," implying that the destruction of the people comes from within.  In this act, many of the characters are described as inwardly "sick" as if they have been afflicted with a disease.  Claudius tells us his "soul is full of discord and dismay," that Hamlet is a "hectic" (fever) in his blood that must be cured for him to be happy again.  Gertrude refuses at first to see Ophelia because, to her "sick soul," the deranged girl is a painful reminder of her sins.  Laertes refers to a "sickness" in his heart.

    Discuss how each of these three characters have become morally corrupted from within themselves.

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

    Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

     

  3. POSITION PAPER--due TOMORROW!!! 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!  We will determine which highlighted instance of each of the three sources will most heavily be graded for the doc. checks! 

    2.  Remember that you do not need to include a formal outline with your paper, but it is a great idea.  Click on the link below (from the AP homepage or the Eng. Dep't homepage) 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 PAPERMUST 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  REQUIRED!!!!                                            

    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. BRING YOUR BOOKS & PACKETS BACK:  LBT, grey EWS, Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein, Grendel, Sir Gawain, etc., etc.
  5. Adv. Eng. 12 "FINAL" (worth TEST points and due last day of class--Jan. 27th)!  NOTE:  To get full credit, you must turn in two copies of each advice letter (the one required to next year's Adv. 12-er and the extra credit one to a next year freshman)!  Click HERE if you need a copy of this final.
  6. Hamlet Soliloquy packet due on Wednesday, Jan. 27th!  Click HERE for a copy of the soliloquy packet.

  7. HEADS-UP! ALL JOURNALS WA1-WA 38 are due on Thursday, January 27th!

    Be sure to print-out the JOURNAL SCORE SHEET to attach to the front of your journals if you didn't get one in class.  Click HERE for the journal score sheet (full size) or HERE for the half-size version.  Place your journals in a folder or large envelope to keep them together.    

       REMINDERS:  a.  Make sure you highlight (and mark "read" on the actual journal) the 3 journals you would most like Wally to read and comment on if I have time.  b. Make sure on the JOURNAL COVER SHEET (click HERE ) you pre-score all the journals which have already been scored.   c. Be sure to write "FIX" on the cover sheet and on the actual journals that are to be scored differently than they were originally (if turned in previously and you have now added more to get full points this time).  d. If you have lost a journal that had already been scored and is listed on the portal, print out a copy of the portal update and place it in the journals place in the bunch.  Be sure to highlight the journal the portal sheet is replacing to note this substitution!  Remember to attach any EC coupons as well to turn in any 3 Extra Credit Hamlet journals at the end of the batch

  8. 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

TUESDAY, day 83

Shakespeare's

Romeo & Juliet

TODAY!!!

from 9:00 to approximately 2:30

 After the play, buses will transport us to local restaurants for lunch (or we will walk). 

After the performance the buses will return us to EPHS (about 2:30 depending on traffic).

Students must arrange for their own ride home from the high school. 

Do bring your cell phones with them for this field trip

 

Alas, poor Ophelia!

Millais' famous painting

 

 

   "Lord, we know what we are and know not what we may be . . ."

 

Today's Allusion:

Delphic oracle

For a fun video with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie spoofing Shakesepare and "To be or not to be," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4

 

Check out the BOG PEOPLE!  

Bog Mummies website:

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

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

the Graubelle Man

the Graubelle Man

Seamus Heaney reading "Tollund Man"

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

Tollund Man First Science TV clip

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

   The Tollund Man

  The Tollund man

 

  1. GROUP CHECK IN:  a.  Weekend?  b.  Play Cleo song "Cruel to Be Kind" c. debrief  pink end of Act 3 quiz  d.  AP Q's competition:  O1 vs O2--Q's 31-37, Gold vs. Gold/Blue 38-45, Blue vs. Ish's 46-53
  2. Dawson's Creek 
  3. ACT 3 Closet Scene and Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10) and Read "At the Trial of Hamlet" aloud--Play Cleo song "Cruel to Be Kind"

 

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. Hamlet's soliloquy #6

 

 

 

 

  1. SAME AS YESTERDAY!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 84

Today's Quote of the Day:

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. -Abigail Van Buren, advice columnist (1918- )

  The Tollund Man

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

Gilligan's Island Hamlet!

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • Now what?
    • C/C purple quiz
    • Play Cleo song "Cruel to Be Kind" and/or Ophelia
     
  2. Sol. 3--guest performance
  3. "FUN" VIDEOS:Johnny Carson, Adam Sandler, Dawson's Creek  and Last Action Hero clip (5 min) and  Ian McKellan (5 min. Priam + 5 min. sol. 3) OR Almareyda video-- (Dali Lama-swimming pool min. = 10 min. then maybe fast forward to Act 2.2 R&G--5 min.) OR If time, Zeffirelli video-- (R&G min. = 7 + 3 min. for soliloquy) Prayer scene--King's sol. and Hamlet's soliloquy and possible videos: Branagh video-- (min. = 5 recorders, 1 "witching," 5 prayer scene) and Last Action Hero clip (5 min) VIDEOS:   SOLILOQUY #4 "To Be" videos: Olivier video--(min. = 5), maybe BBC video-- (min. = 5), Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5), Branagh video-- (min.=5)  "TO BE" VIDEO SPIN-OFFS:  Johnny Carson, Adam Sandler, Dawson's Creek 
  4. ACT 3 Closet Scene and Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10) and Read "At the Trial of Hamlet" aloud--Play Cleo song "Cruel to Be Kind"
  5.   begin Act 4-Questions from purple quiz--main events in Act 4  Hamlet's last soliloquy & Fortinbras arrives Ophelia's songs and distraction--Branagh video-- (min. = 6 + Laertes and shower 8? min)--SONGS and MISC:  Natalie Merchant's song "Ophelia" and Moist Creature "Ophelia," Millais transparency and Indigo girls picture  Branagh video-- (min. = 5) Food for worms scene Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5) Branagh video-- (min. = 8) Claudius and the poisoning plan If time, Act 4 discussion topics
  6.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. purple quiz act 4
  2. Blue Hamlet Soliloquy packet--prescore, please!
  3. all books, hand-outs, etc.
  •  
  • Sonnet #121
    CXXI.

    'Tis better to be vile than vile esteem'd,
    When not to be receives reproach of being,
    And the just pleasure lost which is so deem'd
    Not by our feeling but by others' seeing:
    For why should others false adulterate eyes
    Give salutation to my sportive blood?
    Or on my frailties why are frailer spies,
    Which in their wills count bad what I think good?
    No, I am that I am, and they that level
    At my abuses reckon up their own:
    I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel;
    By their rank thoughts my deeds must not be shown;
    Unless this general evil they maintain,
    All men are bad, and in their badness reign.

    1. Assignment H16  and Assignment H17     1.  finish the play (pp. 119-144), 2. salmon Act 5 quiz (Click HERE for a copy  3. ( optional AP Q's 69-91 Click HERE to refer to or print out a copy of our ADV. 12 POETRY TERMS. CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS!)    4. WA 40 Act 5 topic #1 or #2.  They are listed under H 15 #4 in the homework packet, but I've copied them here for your convenience

       TOPIC 1.  Hamlet’s Letter of Advice to His Children

      Assume Hamlet is now an adult on his deathbed.  His two children have come to him to bid their last farewells. Before he dies, Hamlet would like to leave them with some advice on how to live their lives in a fulfilling, best chance at happiness way.  What would he tell them?

      TOPIC 2.  Revisiting the “QUOTES TO CONSIDER”

      Re-read the first side of your Hamlet WA__ "Quotes to Consider" about a quote in the boxes.  Now that you have read Hamlet, revisit the quote and relate it specifically to the play.  Consider the plot, characters, and themes to find connections.

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

      Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

       

       
    2. BRING YOUR BOOKS & PACKETS BACK:  LBT, grey EWS, Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein, Grendel, Sir Gawain, etc., etc.
    3. Adv. Eng. 12 "FINAL" (worth TEST points and due last day of class--Jan. 28th)!  NOTE:  To get full credit, you must turn in two copies of each advice letter (the one required to next year's Adv. 12-er and the extra credit one to a next year freshman)!  Click HERE if you need a copy of this final.
    4. HEADS-UP! ALL JOURNALS WA1-WA 38 are due on Thursday, January 27th!

      Be sure to print-out the JOURNAL SCORE SHEET to attach to the front of your journals if you didn't get one in class.  Click HERE for the journal score sheet (full size) or HERE for the half-size version.  Place your journals in a folder or large envelope to keep them together.    

         REMINDERS:  a.  Make sure you highlight (and mark "read" on the actual journal) the 3 journals you would most like Wally to read and comment on if I have time.  b. Make sure on the JOURNAL COVER SHEET (click HERE ) you pre-score all the journals which have already been scored.   c. Be sure to write "FIX" on the cover sheet and on the actual journals that are to be scored differently than they were originally (if turned in previously and you have now added more to get full points this time).  d. If you have lost a journal that had already been scored and is listed on the portal, print out a copy of the portal update and place it in the journals place in the bunch.  Be sure to highlight the journal the portal sheet is replacing to note this substitution!  Remember to attach any EC coupons as well to turn in any 3 Extra Credit Hamlet journals at the end of the batch

    5. 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

       

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

     

    THURSDAY, day 85

    END OF 1st SEMESTER TODAY!!!  (only one more semester of  $ FREE education!)

    Today's Quote of the Day:

      the readiness is all . . .

    CARPE DIEM!

    Alas, poor Yorick.  I knew him, Horatio!

    Good night, sweet prince HAMLET!

     

    Alas, poor Yorick.  I knew him, Horatio!

    THE GRAVEDIGGERS' SCENE

    Sarah Bernhart as Hamlet:

     

    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

    Today's Quote of the Day:

    Good night, sweet prince HAMLET!

    Click here to see the Simpsons' version of Hamlet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtMVjQizwE8

    Today's Quote of the Day:

     Alas, poor Yorick.  I knew him, Horatio!

     

    "Gertrude, do not drink"

     

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

    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

    Click here to see the Simpsons' version of Hamlet:

    http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/54549/detail/

          

    For more fun Shakespeare youtube links, click HERE.

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

     

    Click here to see the Simpsons' version of Hamlet:

    http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/54549/detail/

          

    4 min. Hamlet with Gibson and Clueless

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

    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

     

     

    1. Group check-in:
      • Were you surprised at what happened at the end of Act 4?
      • predictions for Act 5?
      • C/C purple act 4 quiz
      • classes next semester
      • share salmon quiz questions 27-30
      • put up quote slip and discuss how it relates to Hamlet, this class, etc.
      • c/c purple and salmon quizzes
      •  
    2. "FUN" VIDEOS: 3 min. Hamlet song, Simpsons' Hamlet clip, "TO BE" VIDEO SPIN-OFFS:  Johnny Carson, Adam Sandler, Dawson's Creek  and Last Action Hero clip (5 min)
      1. Act 5--clowns, Bog People, Yorick, gravesite, (L.A. Story clip?) what happened on the pirate ship, fencing match, who gets a shot at heaven? etc., etc., etc. . . .
      2. GRAND FINALE
      1. ACT 3 Prayer scene--King's sol. and Hamlet's soliloquy and possible videos: Branagh video-- (min. = 5 recorders, 1 "witching," 5 prayer scene) and Last Action Hero clip (5 min)
      2. ACT 3 Closet Scene and Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 10) and Read "At the Trial of Hamlet" aloud--Play Cleo song "Cruel to Be Kind"
      3.   begin Act 4-Questions from purple quiz--main events in Act 4  Hamlet's last soliloquy & Fortinbras arrives Ophelia's songs and distraction--Branagh video-- (min. = 6 + Laertes and shower 8? min)--SONGS and MISC:  Natalie Merchant's song "Ophelia" and Moist Creature "Ophelia," Millais transparency and Indigo girls picture  Branagh video-- (min. = 5) Food for worms scene Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 5) Branagh video-- (min. = 8) Claudius and the poisoning plan If time, Act 4 discussion topics
      4. "FUN" VIDEOS: 3 min. Hamlet song, Simpsons' Hamlet clip, "TO BE" VIDEO SPIN-OFFS:  Johnny Carson, Adam Sandler, Dawson's Creek  and Last Action Hero clip (5 min)
      5. Act 5--clowns, Bog People, Yorick, gravesite, (L.A. Story clip?) what happened on the pirate ship, fencing match, who gets a shot at heaven? etc., etc., etc. . . .
      6. GRAND FINALE

       

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. BUYBACKS for position paper
    2. purple Act 4 quiz
    3.  
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    For more fun Shakespeare youtube links, click HERE.

    The Lion King and Hamlet?  Oh, yeah!

     

      1. HW: 

        ADV. 12 REUNION AND FIELD TRIP TO SEE  Hamlet at the Theatre in the Round-- Thursday, April 14, 2011

         Cost $20.00  due date February 10th.

        Click HERE for the permission form.

        NOTHING ELSE FOR HOMEWORK--except to enjoy your one wild and precious life!  Need advice?  Click HERE for our "I've learned statements"

        CLICK HERE TO READ OUR

        "I REMEMBER WHEN" MEMORIES!

         

        CARPE DIEM!!!!

         

        Finish strong!  Go out with all your flags flying!

        For an amazing inspirational message on the concept of "finishing strong," click http://www.maniacworld.com/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.html

          Bye!

        STOP BY AND VISIT!! 

        "Remember me . . ."

        DON'T

        FORGET TO

        COME AND GET YOUR FOLDERS

        AND GRADED WORK AT

        THE END OF NEXT WEEK!

        CARPE DIEM!

         

        YOU DID IT!

      The "M.I.B.'s" are in!  Wanna see a great movie?  Wanna read a great book?  How about checking out the list of our 2010 Adv. 12 recommended books and movies?  Click HERE!

      Who is this man--really?

       

        

      "We are the Reasoning Race, and when we find a vague file of chipmunk tracks stringing through the dust of Stratford village, we know by our reasoning powers that Hercules has been along there.  I feel that our fetish is safe for three centuries yet."

      - Mark Twain, Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909)

      Why is there a Shakespeare Authorship Question?

      Until the modern schools of literary criticism took over, it was universally accepted that personal experience is the life-blood of fiction and an author’s works are – unavoidably – an expression of him or herself.  In other words, art grows out of life as naturally as plants grow from the soil.  As Samuel Butler wrote, “Every man’s work whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself, the more clearly will his character appear.”  If this is true, it follows that an author’s life will illuminate his works, and vice-versa.

      The Shakespeare authorship question exists because not only is there no correlation or kinship between the life of William Shakespeare of Stratford and the works ascribed to him, but the two directly contradict each other.  Dr. W.H. Furness, distinguished editor of the Variorum Shakespeare, wrote to Nathaniel Holmes in 1866, “I am one of the many who have never been able to bring the life of William Shakespeare and the plays of Shakespeare within planetary distance of each other.  Are there any two things in the world more incongruous?”  This incongruity is the crux: if the Shakespeare works do indeed belong to William of Stratford, why is there no relationship between the two?

      It’s hardly surprising, then, that the biographies of Shakespeare that keep rolling off the presses fail as biographies, even if they succeed as engaging portraits of the age in general.  For all they can deliver is an uprooted Shakespeare, alienated from – and unnourished by – his works.  The creative core of the man is missing.  Abandoning their attempts to effect a marriage between the man and his art, Shakespeare scholars have long since retreated into arcane literary theories that remove the author from the equation altogether.  In so doing, they have left the field of Shakespeare studies wide open to amateurs and heretics – like you and me.

      Let us make hay while the sun shines!  CARPE DIEM!

      - Charles Beauclerk 2006

      http://www.whowroteshakespeare.com/

       

       

      HW: 

      NONE, except to enjoy your one wild and precious life! Bye!

      For a copy of Wally's "Ode to the Class of '10," click HERE.

      STOP BY AND VISIT!!  DON'T

      FORGET TO

      COME AND GET YOUR FOLDERS

      AND GRADED WORK AT

      THE END OF NEXT WEEK!

      YOU DID IT!

    Finish strong!  Go out with all your flags flying!

    For an amazing inspirational message on the concept of "finishing strong," click http://www.maniacworld.com/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.html

      Bye!

    The "M.I.B.'s" are in!  Wanna see a great movie?  Wanna read a great book?  How about checking out the list of our 2010 Adv. 12 recommended books and movies?  Click HERE!

     

    FRIDAY, day 87

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Olivier video--(min. = ___)
    2. PBS video-- (min. = ___)
    3. Zeffirelli video-- (min. = ___)
    4. Branagh video-- (min. = ___)
    5. Almareyda video-- (min. = ___)
    6.