learning goal: what prominent themes run throughout the entire play?

time to prepare (and perform?) the groups’ mini-Hamlet presentations


Hamlet 2-3-minute presentation guidelines

  • mark the themes (one from each side of the Act 5 sheet) that guide your decisions about what to include and exclude; be ready to explain your decisions in light of these themes—in speaking and/or writing
  • at least half of the lines come directly from Shakespeare’s text; feel free to paraphrase/rephrase others
  • feel free to perform your version as a traditional dumb show—i.e., in mime, without any spoken lines
  • feel free to make imaginative use of props and costumes (think symbolically)
  • troupe members share fairly in both the preparation and performance
  • other?