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SHAKESPEARE AND HIP-HOP
WATCH AND LISTEN • https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=E 8_ARd 4 o. Ki. I • What is the appeal? • Why did Lin Manuel decided to write Hamilton as a Hip-Hip musical? • https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1 uc. Yt. Ok_8 Qo – MC Lars • 0: 00 – 4: 30 • http: //ed. ted. com/on/kg 3 x. D 9 l. P#watch • 0: 00 – 11: 00 • What connection does Akala and MC Lars make between the culture of Hip-Hop and the Stories that Shakespeare wrote? • Why does Shakespeare go so well with hip-hop?
HOW TO READ SHAKESPEARE • Written in three kinds of metered verse • iambic pentameter (Blank Verse) • rhymed verse (also Iambic Pentameter) • Heroic Couplets • catalectic trochaic tetrameter • Written in prose • Normal everyday speech • As we begin to read, notice the ways in which each character speaks – Shakespeare changes how he writes based on the characters. We will explore the above styles in more depth later.
PARTS OF THE PLAY • Let’s look at the play • Dramatis Personae • Acts vs Scenes • Line numbers • How do we cite lines of Shakespreare? • (A. S. Line)
READING SHAKESPEARE ALOUD • Familiarize yourself with the most frequent “Shakespearisms. ” • Use the guide in your book to help you! • Have a dictionary handy! • Understand Shakespeare’s use of grammar and spelling: In Shakespeare’s writing, "normal" sentence order and spelling is often varied for the sake of rhyme or meter: • Some common features include: • Omitted or implied words • Omitted letters replaced with ‘ • Tricky sentence construction. • For instance, where we say "John caught the ball, " Shakespeare might write "John the ball caught, " or even "The ball John caught. "
SIMILES AND METAPHORS • Shakespeare loved similes and metaphors – often, the key to understanding his lines is being able to see his similes and understand his metaphors. • And then the moon, like to a silver bow New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night Of our solemnities. • Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST SCENE… • Go over staging • Volunteers?
HOMEWORK • Go onto No Fear Shakespeare and search for Midsummer Nights Dream • Read the rest of Act One Scene One • http: //nfs. sparknotes. com/msnd/ • Be prepared for a quiz at the top of class • We will perform and discuss the rest of the scene in class