Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Melancholy Mood" by Horace Silver; "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown]

Hamlet is confronted by a difficult situation; what does it suggest about society's values at the time, and why does it challenge him so deeply? How would your response-- as a reflection of both your personality and our society's values-- be similar or different?

1. Hamlet: Act I Scenes ii & iii (time permitting)
2. Journal
3. Project Infinity

1. Study for vocab midterm Friday, 10.5

1 comment:

  1. About the Soliloquy Video Project: If the point of the exercise is to put a personal emotional touch to some text, why not get rid of the most difficult task: making ourselves fluent in Shakespeare. We will still have to memorize the "To be or not to be.." but for this project, wouldn't it be easier to do something everybody is a little more comfortable and familiar with? So I came up with a solution: Strip the rhythm and instruments from a song of you're choosing, and recite the lyrics in a tone they're supposed to represent. A lot of people already have their favorite songs memorized, so that part is out of the way before the assignment is even thought up, and the whole point of the assignment, putting feeling to text, can still be attained.