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Illustrated Proverb

Select one of the proverbs looked at in Chapter 3.  Illustrate it.  You will be marked on the following:


- quality of your illustration (including use of colour)    10


- proverb clearly stated   5


- originality/creativity     5


Due Wednesday


Posted: April 27, 2016

In a group of 3 or 4 you are to write an extension to the witches (Act IV Sc.i).  Your written dialogue must be at least 25 lines, not counting the “Double Double” lines.  Your group must video tape a sock-puppet production of the scene.  The video should last 3-5 minutes.  You will be marked on the following:


Quality of Video/Audio – 10

Background/Props - 10

Performances -  10

Sock-puppet -  10

Quality of Script:  10


DUE:   May 12        Pass in your video on a memory stick.  Pass in typed copy of your script.

Posted: April 21, 2016

Posted: April 21, 2016

Complete the attached assignment.


Those students away for rugby are expected to make every effort to meet this deadline.

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Posted: April 21, 2016

The Soliloquies

1.            O that this too sullied flesh would melt (1.2.129-159)  (2)

2.            O all you host of heaven! O earth! what else? (1.5.92-111)   (2)

3.            O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! (2.2.549-607)   (3)

4.            To be, or not to be, that is the question (3.1.56-89)  (2)

5.            Tis now the very witching time of night (3.2.380-392)   (1)

6.            Now might I do it pat, now a' is a-praying (3.3.73-96)  (2)

7.            How all occasions do inform against me (4.4.32-66)  (2)

Your group must explore the following:

  •              Close reading where you define and discuss the content/devices
  •              Connections to the play/life today (one page typed)
  •              A visual presentation of the soliloquy


Date Due:  May 16

Value:  50

Posted: April 21, 2016

 All of the following are considered plagiarism:

·         turning in someone else's work as your own

·         copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit

·         failing to put a quotation in quotation marks

·         giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation

·         changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit

·         copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)


When quoting four or more lines from Shakespeare, normally you should use block quotation: Richard III tells his troops,


Remember whom you are to cope withal:

A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and runaways,

A scum of Britains and base lackey peasants,

Whom their o'ercloyed country vomits forth

To desperate adventures and assur'd destruction.



In your manuscript, indent block quotations twice -- they are distinct from normal paragraph indentations. Also note the manner of citing the source here. The roman numerals for Act and Scene are standard, although one sees Arabic used by some critics.

In quoting shorter passages in linear form, you still need to indicate line breaks when Shakespeare is writing in verse: Othello recalls, "Upon this hint I spake: / She lov'd me for the dangers I had pass'd, / And I lov'd her that she did pity them" (I.iii.166-168). Note the withholding of final punctuation in this case until after the parenthetical citation. The slash marks indicate line breaks in the verse.  



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