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HAMLET: Act III (March 1-14, 2010)

Let's take a couple of weeks on Act III as well as we move along through this classic.

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Re: HAMLET: Act III (March 1-14, 2010)

Seems like I'm the only one in the B&N world that hasn't read Hamlet all the way through!  I'm just now finishing up Act III.  I have a friend who actually majored in Shakespeare many years ago so she has been enhancing what I have been reading.

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Re: HAMLET: Act III (March 1-14, 2010)

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Lmfwhite wrote:

Seems like I'm the only one in the B&N world that hasn't read Hamlet all the way through!  I'm just now finishing up Act III.  I have a friend who actually majored in Shakespeare many years ago so she has been enhancing what I have been reading.

 

Has she told you anything, or clarified anything that surprised you, Lmf?  I just love the complexity of this play.  I think I like stories that deal with inner conflict, so I eat this one right up!  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: HAMLET: Act III (March 1-14, 2010)

ConnieK wrote:

Lmfwhite wrote:

Seems like I'm the only one in the B&N world that hasn't read Hamlet all the way through!  I'm just now finishing up Act III.  I have a friend who actually majored in Shakespeare many years ago so she has been enhancing what I have been reading.

 

Has she told you anything, or clarified anything that surprised you, Lmf?  I just love the complexity of this play.  I think I like stories that deal with inner conflict, so I eat this one right up!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

It's been so long since I actually studied Shakespeare, I am re-learning alot about his works and what he contributed to the English language.   Unfortunately, in the high school class room today, his works are endured by the students.  They do not grasp what Shakespeare has done and why he is considered such a master.   My son had to read Hamlet for 12th grade Honors English. 

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Lmfwhite wrote:

ConnieK wrote:

Lmfwhite wrote:

Seems like I'm the only one in the B&N world that hasn't read Hamlet all the way through!  I'm just now finishing up Act III.  I have a friend who actually majored in Shakespeare many years ago so she has been enhancing what I have been reading.

 

Has she told you anything, or clarified anything that surprised you, Lmf?  I just love the complexity of this play.  I think I like stories that deal with inner conflict, so I eat this one right up!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

It's been so long since I actually studied Shakespeare, I am re-learning alot about his works and what he contributed to the English language.   Unfortunately, in the high school class room today, his works are endured by the students.  They do not grasp what Shakespeare has done and why he is considered such a master.   My son had to read Hamlet for 12th grade Honors English. 

 

"Endured," yes, Lmf.  Unfortunately, sometimes English teachers are not crazy about WS either and are not always sure how to teach the plays in a way that will better interest younger students. The language is a "barrier," beautiful as it is, for many of them.  So is the poetry.  The plots--now, that's one way to grab them, usually.  All that romance and action!  It takes effort, but Shakespeare can be made more interesting for reluctant students.  Other students find him difficult but realize the value of his artistry and want to learn about him and how to read his work.  Those folks can help bring the others along, too. 

 

Personally, I think both Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet resonate well with young people once they get into the stories.

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