With the seasons, the new semester, and the changing of the clocks, my thoughts have shifted away from the ghost of Hamlet and Gatsby to the ghosts of media where corporate barons and would-be princes have greater global influence. I’ve … Continue reading
Students in my grade 12 University English class discuss the experience of blogging throughout the course.
The semester is over for my ENG 4U class, and now I have time for reflection. Tania Meldrum and I decided to offer an English PD Day Workshop Friday, February 15th about our experience with Grade 12 Blogging and Talking … Continue reading
Hamlet is a play about what it is to live and to die. Hamlet, the character, explores notions of the moral life while recognizing the complications of mortality. I think Shakespeare must have been worried about death. Hamlet certainly worries about … Continue reading
Amy’s comments during our discussion today prompted me to write about the role of isolation in developing some of Shakespeare’s themes in the play, Hamlet. I thought about the types of isolation in the play and came up with the … Continue reading
I was listening to this radio program on the weekend about lying. There is an interesting documentary made by CBC called “The Truth about Liars” and it reveals some nasty truths about our deceptive ways. Many of Shakespeare’s plays explore … Continue reading
This week I’d like to encourage discussion about the themes in Hamlet, and each post will address a different theme or approach to themes in the play. This morning, while trying to coax my dog into doing my marking, I … Continue reading
I was listening to the radio on the weekend, and there was this interesting piece on Spark. I can’t recall if it was the CBC program or some news story, but my interest was sparked when I heard this story … Continue reading
Meaning Beyond Death I love the grave digger’s scene in Hamlet. Irony abounds as the audience explores life in death. But the play never really dies. Shakespeare finds immortality in Hamlet. Digging through Shakespeare is not unlike archaeology whereby the reader excavates the … Continue reading
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