The Imaginists’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark roams the halls of Ellsinore. Is it a prison? A castle? A theatre? He meets characters from the play Hamlet and even stumbles across himself. The Imaginists’ remix of Shakespeare’s classic play includes multi-media elements, spoken word, and innovative visuals to help tell the story as the actors exchange roles, contemplate identity, and question power. Everyone and everything is under investigation in Ellsinore, even the spectators themselves.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 7.RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
- 8.RL.7. Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
- 11-12.RL.3: Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters/archetypes are introduced and developed).
Lesson Plan Idea: Students consider the everyday use of simile and metaphors, comparing common language usage with simile and metaphors in English literature.
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Hamlet (Remix): Shakespeare, Contemporary Culture & Writing
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Working with Santa Rosa’s own The Imaginists, your students will explore Shakespeare, his speeches and soliloquies. Students will work collaboratively to delve into a text from Hamlet and then adapt the text into a contemporary piece through writing and drama. Your students will study verse and language and explore contemporary issues through classic Shakespearian archetypes and in the process, activate their own imaginations and voices.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
- 6.RL.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
- 7.RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g. alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
- 8.RL.3: Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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