Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hamlet video critique for Act 5 Scene 1

You have until Monday, March 29th 2010 by class to complete this assignment.

It is worth 100 points in 'Quizzes and Open Response' and will be graded with the APE Rubric.

Objective: Watch the four versions from Act 5 Scene 1 and argue which of the videos is the best interpretation of the scene. Your critique of the video must be based on your knowledge and understanding of the text, so you must provide textual evidence from Hamlet as well as provide descriptions of the video. I can't watch the video and read your essay at the same time, so you need to make me see what you see with your words. It will also help you to take notes on the video while you watch it. Pay attention to what you captures your attention. Notice what you notice!
Click here for link to all three videos.

Pay attention to:
  • delivery of the lines
  • imagery the setting / scenery
  • the portrayal of the actor
  • lighting & camera effects
  • sound effects or music
You should use the same structure as a poem explication with the addition of your critique of the video. It should be about 1,200 - 1,500 words. Paper must be MLA formatted (pages 198-199 of easyWriter)!
Finally, you only have space in this essay to write about one video--please do not waste any words writing about why the other two videos are not as good.

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