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  1. Words, Words, Words A Closer Look at Language

  2. Hamlet Attack Polonius2.2.185-237 • If you were directing a movie version of the scene, what would you do? • What would the set look like? • Where in Elsinore would you place it? • What furniture, props, costumes, music, and special effects would you use • Watch two versions of the scene • What do you think of the choices made? How does the choices made by the director contribute to the play? What do they add? What do they take away?

  3. Hamlet Attacks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern 2.2.238-338 • If you were directing a movie version of the scene, what would you do? • What would the set look like? • Where in Elsinore would you place it? • What furniture, props, costumes, music, and special effects would you use • Watch two versions of the scene • What do you think of the choices made? How does the choices made by the director contribute to the play? What do they add? What do they take away?

  4. Exploring the Language in these Scenes • Reciprocal read pages xiii-xxiii Let’s explore: • The use of double entendre: the trick whereby authors set up words or phrases so that they have two meanings—a clean one and a bawdy one. Search for double entendres in 2.2.187-237. • Look at 2.2.240-254. There is a series of double entendres in the exchange between Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who claim to live about the waist of Lady Fortune. • Why do you think Hamlet might be using these words? Does he mean to be bawdy? • Use of pun: Like double entendres but the sexual connotation is not a requirement. Search 2.2.187-237 for puns. • Purpose?

  5. Loosed with Language • Look at 2.2