How now, rustics! Wither are you bound?
It occurred to me about five minutes ago that you read a fair amount of pastoral literature last year, but we weren’t really thinking about it then. What about Act 4 of ‘The Winter’s Tale’, for example? (You studied it for LITB2 Dramatic Genres.) Or some of those Thomas Hardy poems? And then earlier this year, when we were considering metaphor for LITB4, we looked at Keats’ ‘Ode to Autumn’. Remember?
I mean to say. They’re positively pastoral. I suggest you dig them out and have another read. You never know, you might discover some ‘elements’ lurking about.
Here is the link to the essay titles on ‘The Winter’s Tale’. If you have an idea for an essay that you would like to write and it’s not on the list, come and discuss it with me.
LITB2 essay titles
It also has some critical opinions, that should inspire you with your planning.
All the best,
Here is the PPT from today’s lesson:
Act 4 scene 1
Homework for Thursday:
Answer all questions on Time (see PPT);
Write about the ways in which A4S2 establishes some of the conventions of a Shakespearean comedy.
You should spend a minimum of half an hour on each task.
Take your TIME with it, make sure you don’t run out of TIME, etc. etc.
Here is the PPT from today’s lesson on Act 3 scene 2.
The Winter’s Tale 3.2
Enjoy looking at it, and then answering the questions in an intelligent, articulate and thoughtful fashion.
Here is the PPT from today’s lesson on Act 2 scene 3.
Act 2 scene 3
Please answer all the questions and hand in on Tuesday, 1st November.
You should definitely use the half-term break to do some wider reading. I would suggest ‘Othello’ as an excellent starting point, but any Shakespearean tragedy will do.
Also, I believe ‘Hamlet’ is on at the Young Vic (Waterloo).
Go and see it.
Have a great half term!
Here is the PPT from today’s lesson on Act 2 scene 1.
Act 2 scene 1
Answer all questions on PPT.
Read and make notes on Act 2 scene 2 (we won’t be spending much time on this.)
Re-read (or listen to) Act 2 scene 3 in preparation for next lesson.
All these things should be done by next Tuesday please.