This week we will be studying Act 3 further.
Look again at the Player King and Queen's speeches in Act 3 Scene 2. Work together to decide which are Hamlet's 12-16 lines he wrote especially for this play.
Be prepared to justify your choice.
We will continue to watch Branagh's "Hamlet"
Look at Claudius' soliloquy in Act 3 scene 3 "O, my offence is rank". Work together to select examples of words and phrases from his speech that suggest his guilt.
Be prepared to share them with the group.
Homework: 24th October 2008
Task 1: Summarise the action of Acts 1-3 of "Hamlet"
Task 2: Study Hamlet and Gertrude's exchange in Act 3 Scene 4. What does it tell you about both characters and about their relationship? What is the role of the Ghost in this scene?
Task 3: Visit the link on this site called "Shakespeare Sonnets". Choose a sonnet and make a print out of it. Make some notes about it and bring it to class next term. We will read some of his sonnets - just because they are unbeatable!