learning goal: what one piece of evidence most compelling supports your interpretation of Hamlet’s speech to R & G (2.2.278-292)?
review new blog deadline, and list of possible topics (bloggables)
work further on paragraph submitted Monday; enlist help of others; see teacher feedback; current TRNTN score will not be recorded, but shows assessment without revision; as you revise, be sure to consult at least one classmate, and acknowledge that person in the footer of the new paragraph;
submit new version by Fri Feb 2, ideally before class starts
general suggestions: use passages, address question clearly, provide convincing/compelling support for your interpretation of Hamlet’s character in this scene; answer the question, “How do you know?” In other words, what have we seen or heard that makes sense of your interpretation? pretend you are directing a performance of this play and need to explain to the actor what mix of genuineness and acting fits Hamlet’s motivations in this speech.
several examples of students’ interpretations:
this speech is pure acting,
Hamlet’s antic disposition comes closer to his genuine self than many realize,
everything Hamlet says in this speech is both genuine and performance