This Power Point utilizes the Mel Gibson Hamlet (1990) and the David Tennant Hamlet (2009) to teach students the various elements that can be manipulated in a text in order to create meaning. Two scenes are compared in both films: the ghost scene in act I scene v, and the "disheveled Hamlet" scene in act II. scene i.
The Power Point takes students step-by-step through the analysis process using the activities listed below. Students will watch the same scenes twice, as multiple "readings" are often demanded of a complex text.
Student Guided Activities:
-viewing a film
-analyzing specific components of that film
These activities satisfy Common Core Standards:
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)