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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Film + dqs

Over vacation please view the following piece- respond to the discussion questions posted in the handout section of the site.  THE DEADLINE FOR THESE RESPONSES IS WHEN WE RETURN, just wanted to be clear.  Make sure to read the directions and email me if you have any questions

PS- all progress checks must be completed by Friday afternoon- so if you missed class please see me ASAP

Enjoy the break


Monday, March 12, 2018

Stuff to do

Over the course of the next week you have 4 assignments that must be completed.  The final deadline for all 4 assignments is Monday March 19 for period 1, Tuesday March 20 for periods 2 and 4.

1) Godot Discussion Questions 1
2) Godot Discussion Questions 2
3) Prep for Godot Final Assessment (given on Monday or Tuesday)
4) Hamlet essay

This video may be helpful in your prep for our discussion next week.  Also you can research interviews with Beckett and actors who have been in the show

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Royal Shakespeare Co....

*This is the conclusion of the modern adaptation:

Write a brief response to the following prompt: "How does the ending of a work not appropriately conclude the work"

*Here is the link to the video if you are not going on the field trip... my expectation is that you watch the film, complete the prompt (complete a brief evaluation of an artist's interpretation of a work) and include specific evidence from the performance in your response - deadlines are Monday for odd / Tuesday for even.

(give the video a minute or two to load / you must be signed into to view)

email me with any questions


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Act V + Hamlet Exam

I thought it might be helpful for you to watch at least one adaptation of how the final scene goes down.  There are some elements of this version that I think are particularly successful but we can talk about it next time.  Enjoy!

Also, don't forget there is an exam coming up so let me know if you have any questions. --- Stelzner

Oh, and here is a little commentary about Fortinbras by the director.....

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kenneth Branagh on "To Be Or Not To Be"....

I found this interview really informative.  As Hamlet is meant to be seen and not read there is certainly some value in understanding how actors and directors work through such an iconic piece of text.  It's only about 4 minutes.

Let me know if you have any questions


Monday, February 12, 2018

Missed Class

Just a reminder for those who are coming into class late or are missing class you are responsible for the material that you miss.  You should make attempts to get class notes and follow where we are in the text by checking the appropriate homework calendar.

Also I know we are a bit behind so I haven't had time in class but if you get a chance I would appreciate it if you could take a minute or two and complete the Silver Chips survey.

As always please email me with any questions


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chances to make some $$$

 Gaithersburg Book Festival

For the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is giving high school students the freedom to explore their writing creativity and enter its short story contest. There are cash prizes available for first, second, and third place winners.

Stories cannot exceed 1,000 words and must be submitted electronically via a web form by midnight on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Complete rules and regulations can be found online.

The event, an annual celebration of books, writers, and literary excellence, will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall.

Junior Achievement

The 2018 Junior Achievement Essay Competition application officially is open. High school students have until Friday, February 23, 2018, to submit an application and a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay.
This year's topic is: “Several great entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of college before getting their degrees. How important do you think a college education is to your future success?” The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 award; first, second, and third place winners will receive $10,000.

More information can be found at