Week 3 Shakespeare Audio

This week the lecture moved from a consideration of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146 and its relevance to Hamlet through to a survey of how the language of drama is a very specific literary genre and how, in the case of Shakespeare, it embraces ALL the genres. Enjoy!

Lecture on the language of drama, on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146, and on Hamlet
Tutorial 1- fragment
Tutorial 2 fragment
Tutorial 2 fragment
illustration 1 for Sonnet 146
illustration 2 for Sonnet 146

First Blog Topic- Questions:

1/Post a review of your overall impressions of the Bell Shakespeare production of Hamlet. Include things like: interpretation, casting/acting, lighting, stage effects… Be very economical in your blog. Stick to the point and try to stay within the word limit.

OR

2/Are there any key differences between the Globe Shakespeare and the Bell Shakespeare productions of Hamlet? Be very economical in your blog. Stick to the point and try to stay within the word limit.

OR

3/Write a prose soliloquy in which you are either Hamlet or Ophelia commenting on the world around you in 2020.

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