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Monday: Watch group project video. Quotation analysis assigned:
§Break down specific phrases and mine for meaning
§Relate to play as a whole (and perhaps beyond the play)
MACBETH: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 2380
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. (V.v.)
Monday: Discuss film analysis essays. Perform a close reading and interpretation of a key passage.
Wednesday: Meet in A212 for research activity.
Friday: Guest speaker from CST visits via Skype. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time.
View and discuss film
Discuss film terms PowerPoint (attached below).
Finish analysis discussion. View clips: one, two, and three (on DVD). Discuss staging and filming techniques.
Group One: Emily, Nora, and Zach
Group Two: Jennifer, Layne, and Katie
Group Three: Megan and Shannon
Focus of discussion: Use of original text (omissions, changes, and faithfulness), staging techniques (dialogue, movement, special effects, music, etc.), and any other relevant topic.
For Wednesday: Puck’s epilogue to A Midsummer Night’s Dream comments on the play itself. What comment is Shakespeare making about the power of art and its relationship to its audience? Write a paragraph response.
Analysis activities. Discuss group projects.
Analysis activities. Discuss feminism and critical interpretations.
Watch part 1 "In Search of Shakespeare."
Discuss gender roles (attached below).
Hear about study abroad opportunities with Professor Alvin.
Share language day readings. Discuss this clip of Caesar's murder, another clip, and staging techniques. Choose a catchphrase for Friday; interpret it and be ready to defend your choice as the best! (See the PowerPoint below.)
Language Day and reading log Pair and Share (attached below).
Create Julius Caesar flip charts. You may want to use this site for help.
Shakespeare's World review game and jigsaw activity (attached below).
View brief Shakespeare biography. Discussion over last half of play.
Friday: View Zefirelli clips and Luhrman clips and discuss.
Syllabus creation and icebreakers.