In this two-week unit, you’ll explore the characteristics of drama, and how it’s like and unlike other forms of
You’re going to watch one of the greatest dramas of all time, Hamlet, but with a focus on the following, which
you’ll address in the assignment below:
Watch the Olivier version of Hamlet, which is available on Youtube and on the College Library’s Youtube
streaming channel:

  1. How is a drama like and unlike the other forms of literature we’ve encountered this semester?
  2. How does this particular drama, Hamlet, conform to the characteristics of a drama?
  3. What makes this drama so well structured aesthetically, a question that links back to the work you started in
    week 4 on Eliot’s poem East Coker (“in my beginning is my end”)?

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