Friday, October 30, 2009

Hamlet Act 2

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ACT 1 fishbowl question

Is Laertes Hamlet's foil? Why or why not?

Monday, October 26, 2009

October 23rd, Friday

Discussion of Act I moved to Monday, October 26th.


Live Blog with Lovett Private School in Atlanta Georgia ( for more information.)

(Smith is competitive) Dominating with our thoughts.

November 16 Act 3 Fishbowl (Now a live blog with Private School)

Half way through 2nd hour dismissed for live blog

No later than 8:50am

Talk to teachers ASAP! (Before next Friday)

Come to Normal Classroom

Be here and be set up by 8:55 am

December 9 End of Play



You will miss first hour. (talk to your Teacher ASAP!)

Be in normal room at 8:45am

if you want to help set up come at 8:35-8:40am


Finish Act I. Alexa as Polonius. Eva as Ophelia. Kyle as Hamlet. Alex as Horatio. Tim as Marcellus. Nick as the Ghost. (he has a creepy voice :O)

Hamlet guilt tripped into helping ghost.

“If you loved me you will avenge me!”


Represented as ultimate evil in the perfect garden that Denmark was before the King's murder

Sign up for parts on Act II:

Polonius- Kayli

reynaldo- Lauryn S

Ophelia- Rachel

King- Addie

Queen- Kayla

Rosencrantz- Sarah

Guildenstern- Louise

Voltemand- Maddie

Hamlet- Jeremy

First Player- Daniel

Watched clip of Ghost scene in kenneth version, as well as Hamlet's grieving soliloquy.

Act I quiz monday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oct. 19. 2009

Scribe Notes: October 19, 2009

The Plan for Today:

  • comparing the opening scenes

  • Reading Act One through Scene 3 (Characters were assigned last Wednesday:see previous post)

    • What are your impressions of Hamlet, Claudius and Gertrude?

  • Watched three versions of the opening scenes of Hamlet and wrote about our impressions and what we think is going on.....Really bad special effects involved.

    • Take notes.

Overall, a simple day. Just make sure you're up to date on Hamlet and know whats going on. If you are presenting in the fischbowl on Friday make sure you have a syllabus prepared for Smith when first come into class. If you are discussing, or if you are blogging try to know what is going on. :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

scribe 10/14/09 Daniel Brus

Today we have a short day. It is donut Wednesday but no one is signed up so no donuts. :(
Ms. Smith is allowing us to read Hamlet for the first section of Hamlet. Ms. Smith set us up with parts for Act 1:
Bernardo-Anthony Dillon
Fran-Sean Bull
Horatio-Alex Barker
Gertrude (Queen)-Jenna
Claudius (King)-Adam Blank
Cornelius/ Voltemand-Alexa
Ophelia- Eva
These are the parts that will be played and by whom in act 1 on Monday.

Ms. Smith then allowed us to get our groups together for the fishbowl. She told us to exchange emails. She also told us to try to get phone numbers so that we can communicate. Period ended early due to PSAT.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Today we continued to watch the movie Beowulf. We are doing a project on this movie vs. the epic poem starting Wednesday and continuing Friday this week. Be sure to look for elements to compare and contrast that relate to the questions
-How does Beowulf fit the cultural ideal of the middle ages?
-How is Beowulf and epic hero?