Here it is, if you’re interested: Mitchell Think Piece Hamlet 2014
Here’s that video I talked about in class, from Shakespeare Uncovered: http://video.pbs.org/video/2333221759/
Check it out if you’re short on interpretive ideas. It has some.
Here’s some other stuff!
When Facebook was The Thing: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/hamlet-facebook-news-feed-edition
To prove that Hamlet is still culturally relevant: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/01/27/why-rahul-gandhis-critics-call-him-hamlet/
This looks ridiculous, maybe in a good way: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/milwaukee-duo-brings-hamlet-add-to-life-b99179692z1-241724871.html
And…hmmm, definitely worth checking out: mathlet
I haven’t quite finished my Hamlet one, but here are some others while you’re waiting. They’re good in different ways. Variety! The first three are students’, while the last three are by moi.
Want to know what a good in-class write looks like? Here are some. They’re in response to a lot of different prompts, ranging from the role of the speeches in Invisible Man to the nature of metafiction (you don’t know what it is, but you will!) in postmodern texts to the mismatch between tone and subject matter in Slaughterhouse-Five. Each of these received a 10, unless my memory isn’t working right, which is, of course, a possibility, but not a probability in this case! Resist judgment about things that are clearly typos; those are problems my previous TA had with the keyboard, not problems the writers had with their own business (obviously Jaime Colaizzi probably knew how to spell her own last name, for example).
Sample Think Pieces in the next post! Don’t forget to post your discussion questions before class tomorrow (Maroon)/Monday (Gold).
Plus, we read this poem: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/245796
Finish Acts 1-2 for homework!