Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Assignment for Act 3: Scene 1 (The 'To be, or not to be' soliloquy)

You have until Monday 3.16.09 @ noon to complete this assignment.
It is worth 100 points and will be graded with the APE Rubric.

Objective: Watch the following three versions (posted below) from Hamlet's soliloquy from Act 3 Scene 1 and argue which of the three videos is the best video interpretation of Hamlet's state of mind.

Your critique of the video must be based on your knowledge and understanding of the passage, so you must provide textual evidence from Hamlet as well as provide descriptions of the video. (I can't watch the video and read your post at the same time, so you need to make me see what you see with your words. It will also help you to take notes on the video while you watch it. Pay attention to what you captures your attention. Notice what you notice!)

Pay attention to:
  • delivery of the lines
  • imagery the setting / scenery
  • the portrayal of the actor
  • lighting & camera effects
  • sound effects or music

You should use the same structure for explication to develop a thesis. It should be about 1,000 words. Edit and put spaces between paragraphs before you post please! The last essays were not nearly well-crafted enough or thought out. These should take more than one sitting to complete and show some depth and organizational structure.

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