Monday, June 7, 2010

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


Why not? That's probably exactly how Tom Stoppard, the playwright wants you to be.

Here is an excellent academic lecture on the play that might help:

You can also visit SparkNotes for some ideas:

Wikipedia's not bad on this one and other online sources can be searched out as well.

But don't worry about it.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are just as confused as  you are.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Shakespeare Exercises 11th Grade

You will be completing three assignments.
  1. The first is a worksheet based on a tour of the Globe Theater
  2. The second is a series of trivia questions based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  3. The third is to read the story of Hamlet
Here are the links and resources you will need:

Virtual Tours of the Globe Theater

Tour #1

Tour #2

Tour #3

Link to the eBoard where you will find the Hamlet trivia questions as well as a link to the story of Hamlet
EBoard Link

The first note on the Resources Tab is your assignment.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Link to The Odyssey

Use This Link to Find the Story of The Odyssey

Story of The Odyssey.

The story of the Cyclops in is Book 9.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

The Story of Wagner's Ring

The Volsunga Saga was the basis for a huge opera series called, Der Ring des Nibelungen composed by Richard Wagner. Wagner changed elements of the story to suit both his narrative and the culture of Germany, but there are many similarities.

We will be looking at some of the operas and how the original myth was adapted to the stage as part of our Theater Arts unit. We will not study the operas in depth, but hopefully by listening to a bit of the music and examining some of the backstage element of a production, you will gain an appreciation of the musical drama known as opera and also learn a bit about how stories are often adapted for theatrical/film productions.

Read the story of Der Ring des Nibelungen here: Der Ring des Nibelungen link