Actors Penny Downie and David Tennant discuss the 'closet scene' in 'Hamlet'. The actors consider what is revealed about the background to the mother/son relationship and the emotional implications. Downie considers the emotional demands and dangers of the scene. David Tennant suggests that his Hamlet does not suffer from any 'Oedipus complex'. Rather he does not want to think about his mother in any sexual terms and is therefore repulsed by her liaison with Claudius.
Specifically designed for the 2014 'literary heritage&' question about how a disturbed character is presented. I got my class to compare Hamlet with the narrator in &';Maud' by Alfred Lord Tennyson, but stands alone as a general introduction to the play. I hope the resources are useful.
<p>A web resource written for teachers who are currently teaching Shakespeare's play Hamlet or anticipate doing so in the near future, I believe that this commentary on Hamlet, (in excess of 39,000 words), offered both within the context of the play’s dialogue and at the end of scenes and acts, will also be of use to anyone who wants to read and understand the play independent of classroom instruction.</p>
Checking knowledge and focus on key issues and ideas in the play for revision. 25 useful quotations from the play to test students.
<br />Get a piece of paper, and when you see the quotation, jot down who says it, and in what context, and why it might be useful/important. Then click to the next slide, where you will see the answers. You could also do this in pairs, testing each other as you go through the play.
Teaching advice - exemplar - a master form to add or subtract to - plus a variety of forms to complete.
An essential life skill for students seeking employment or college places - and ability appears to have little to do with the successful completion of a form - my SEN groups won this task hands down.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.