LINK FOR HANDOUT HERE–> Why Shakespeare- Guided Notes
“Shakespeare is Everywhere” by Christopher Gaze, TEDxVancouver
“Hip-Hop & Shakespeare” by Akala
(If that doesn’t work, try this link: https://ed.ted.com/on/kg3xD9lP#finally)
SHAKESPEARE MUSICAL CHAIRS (HAMLET VERSION) QUOTES HERE –> Hamlet Musical Chairs
Optional Extension activity: (If there is time in class, we MIGHT do this, NOT required).
Think of a line from a poem or song that is in iambic pentameter. Write your line below.
*Iambic Pentameter is made up of two words, where pentameter is a combination of ‘pent,’ which means five, and ‘meter,’ which means to measure. Iambic, on the other hand, is a metrical foot in poetry in which a stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable. It means iambic pentameter is a beat or foot that uses 10 syllables in each line. Simply, it is a rhythmic pattern comprising five iambs in each line, like five heartbeats.
*Example from a song from when I was in high school (stressed syllables are in all caps):
His PALMS are SWEATy, KNEES weak, ARMS are HEAVy
There’s VOmit ON his SWEATer alREADy, mom’s spaGHETTi
He’s NERVous, but ON the SURFace he LOOKS calm and READy.