Review of Week 5

Watch Genny looking back at some interesting talking points from this week.

Below are links to resources and comments that she mentions in her video.

A handy visual representation of the play if you haven’t yet got around to reading it.
Hamlet soliloquy in contemporary English
Adrian Lester’s version of the soliloquy
To be compared with David Tenant’s version
Two of the greatest contemporary Hamlets, Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester discuss different approaches to the role
The nineteenth century essayist William Hazlitt’s analysis of Hamlet
British Library essay on Ophelia, gender and madness
How to make a ruff

Elena, Iulia and Ljiljana’s discussion of Hamlet’s character
James Hollingworth’s Facebook question
Veronica C’s Shakeaway
Jolanda’s comment
Arman’s comment

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Coming up in Week 6

In the final week of the course we’ll look at Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 6.

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

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