Class Agenda #83 – “Hamlet” – Act 1.1 Continued

Class Agenda #83- Hamlet Act 1.1 Continued

Homework Check- Charles will come around and check. Just show him.

Opening Reading-

Horatio-
What art thou that usurp’st this time of night
Together with that fair and warlike form
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
Did sometimes march? By heaven, I charge thee, speak.

JOURNAL-  Why might the “majesty of buried Denmark” be in a “fair and warlike form”?

#1112- “Happy Feet” Cab Calloway (2:54  —  1929)

Standards

  •      

    RL.11-12.5

    I Can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

    Agenda-

    1. Introduction of Lesson Agenda
    2. Homework Accountability
    3. Masterful Reading
    4. Act 1.1, Complete
    5. Quick Write
    6. Film Viewing
    7. Closing

     

  • Hamlet Vocabulary- 
  • late (adj.) – living comparatively recently, now deceased
  •   unfold (v.) – reveal or display
  •   apparition (n.) – a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost
  •   assail (v.) – attack vigorously or violently; assault
  •   fortified (adj.) – protected or strengthened against attack
  •   stalks (v.) – walks with measured, stiff, or haughty strides
  • harrows (v.) – disturbs keenly or painfully; distresses the mind or feelings

    Mini Lesson-

  • Attacking Critical Reading Questions- Think Aloud for the following question.
  • Describe Barnardo and Francisco’s tone in the first five lines. What words demonstrate their tone?

  • Steps
    1. Read the question and assess the verbs and nouns
    2. Form a plan in your head.
    3. If you need to, reread the lines and attack them with your plan.
  • Model-
    • Describe Barnardo and Francisco’s tone in the first five lines. What words demonstrate their tone?
  • Verbs -Describe, demonstrate
  • Nouns- tone, first five lines, words
  • Plan- I know a tone is being established in the first five lines; figure out what that tone is.
  • Reread-
    • Barnardo  Who’s there?
    • Francisco  Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself.
    • Barnardo  Long live the King!
    • Francisco  Barnardo
    • Barnardo  He
  • Determine which words or punctuation are different and focus on them. (who’s there?, Nay, answer me, !)
  • Establish an answer- The tone of the opening 5 lines is worried or unsure. You can tell just from the first line of the play, “who’s there/Nay answer me” that both Barnardo and Francisco are on edge and unsure of their surroundings.

Part II – Reading!

“Hamlet” By William Shakespeare (1603).

  • 11.1.2_hamlet (1)
  • If you haven’t”
    • Save to Your Desktop and Title it with Your Name
    • Have the reading and your notebook accessible.

 Part III – Act 1.1, – Start from beginning and finish- Lines 1-61 Reading and Discussion

  • As you/we read-
    • Highlight and note some of the choices Shakespeare made to begin the play.
    • Underline unfamiliar words.
  • Part IV- Film Viewing. First 6:36 of the Film.

    What mood does the director create in the beginning of the play? How do his choices contribute to the meaning and aesthetic impact of Shakespeare’s words?

    Homework Review- Writing an objective summary using the Vocabulary from the text.

    Work in pairs to create/revise an objective summary of the scene using vocabulary from the text

  • Quick Write- Answer the following prompt in about a paragraph.What choices does Shakespeare make about how to begin the play? How do these choices contribute to meaning and aesthetic impact?

    Homework- Complete the following discussion questions from the first 61 lines of Act 1.1

  • Questions for lines 1-35 (Read and Answer in Your Notebook, before we share out).

Describe Barnardo and Francisco’s tone in the first five lines. What words demonstrate their tone?

– What is Barnardo doing in line 7?

-Given what you heard in the reading and read on the Character List, what is likely the “thing that Horatio asks whether is has “appeared again tonight” (line 26)?

-Reread lines 28-39. According to Marcellus, what does Horatio think of the Ghost?

-How many times have Barnardo and Marcellus seen the Ghost?

-Why is Horatio present in this scene?

Questions for Lines 36-46- Answer in your notebook before we share out.

-In lines 36-39, what does Barnardo suggest to Horatio?

-What mood does Shakespeare create through Barnado’s story? How does he accomplish this?

Questions for lines 47-61- Answer in your notebook before we share out.

-How does each of the men react to the appearance of the Ghost?

-Whom does the Ghost look like? Hint- use the character list to understand to whom the men refer.

-What is the cumulative impact of the men’s reactions on the mood of the text?

-Reread lines 54-58. Using the explanatory notes and context, paraphrase these lines. What is Horatio asking?

-How does the Ghost react to Horatio’s speech?

In addition to Barnardo’s story and the men’s reaction to the Ghost, how does Shakespeare create a mood in this act?

 

 

 

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