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3.41 Hamlet Discussion Board

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  • 3.41 Hamlet Discussion Board<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Use this discussion board to respond to <em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>one</strong> </span></em>of these prompts. You read that right -- just <strong>ONE</strong> of the prompts. You do not need to -- not <em>should</em> you -- respond to all four prompts. Complete ONE prompt in depth <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>using support form the text.</em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Your response should be approximately 200 words and should reflect the knowledge of the play in its entirety. Quote from the play and <a href="http://www.easybib.com/">use MLA to cite </a>the act/scene/line.</span></em></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong style="font-size: 16px;">*Personal Response</strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">: Much as we did in Unit 2, write a 200 word personal reader response to the play. What stuck with you? What ideas challenged you? What surprised you? etc. Remember to include specifics of the play to show not only your response but your knowledge of the play.</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>*Adaptation</strong>:</span></strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"> I</span><span style="outline: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;">magine that someone gave you a video camera and asked you to make an adaptation of<em style="outline: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal;">Hamlet</em>. What choices would you make and why? What would your version of<em style="outline: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal;">Hamlet</em>look like? Which actors and actresses would play the major roles and why? What spin or interpretation or changes would you make? Consider<a href="http://getboulder.com/theater-review-hamlet/">this description</a>of a version performed in Boulder as well as these</span><span style="outline: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;">performances by<a class="sExtlink-processed" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; color: #4479b3; word-break: normal;" href="https://youtu.be/jdp6dpiK8Ko">Mel Gibson</a>and<a class="sExtlink-processed" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; word-wrap: normal; color: #4479b3; word-break: normal;" href="https://youtu.be/SjuZq-8PUw0">Kenneth Branaugh</a>. Describe your version in roughly 200 words.</span></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>*Ending Rewrite</strong>: Since Hamlet is a tragedy, we expect many of the main characters to die. However, Shakespeare takes Hamlet to extremes, killing off almost every major character. Name one point in the play where one character could have done something differently that would have drastically changed the ending (with fewer people dying!). How would the play have been different if it was written tha</span><span style="font-size: 16px;">t way? Response should be approximately 200 words in length.</span></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong> *Poetry Connection</strong>: Carl Sandburg wrote a poem titled "They All Want to Play Hamlet" (<a href="http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/carlsandburg/12908">linked here</a>) in which he says that all actors want to play Hamlet because they identify with who he is, even if they never experienced anything like him. Read the poem and write a 200 word response to the poem. What does it mean? Do you think it's true? Can we all identify with Hamlet?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Don't forget that you must also <strong>respond to at least 2 other students' postings</strong> in order to get full credit. You can respond to anyone, not just those who used the prompts you did. EXTEND the conversation. A single line that indicates agreement is pleasantly affirming, but it won't take the class conversation to a deeper level. However, a thoughtful question with context, a text-based reason for disagreement, or an alternative interpretation of the same point (looking at the text through a different lens, perhaps) will benefit everyone in class.</span></p>