learning goal: why does Hamlet ask for the Pyrrhus speech from the traveling acting troupe? (a study in multiple motivations) How does he react to the speech? (a study in audience’s expectations)

warm-up: Hamlet’s anger meter–together on whiteboard, map Hamlet’s anger after R&G encounter

in today’s journal entry, write the learning-goal question, along with any answers you have before viewing the scene

start of Jacobi interpretation of scene 2.2.385 ff. (film cue 1:11:13)

Branagh interpretation from same starting point, then beyond–through the end of Hamlet’s reaction-soliloquy  (pause for brief discussion of differences between Jacobi and Branagh interpretation

 

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