Explain How Theme is Developed by Analyzing the Connection Between Dialogue and Action in a Drama

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Why does Hamlet put “on this confusion,/Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?” A series of videos models for viewers how to use close reading strategies to determine the theme of a play. Focusing on Act III, scene I, of Hamlet, the narrator of this segment explains how the theme of a drama can be determined “by analyzing the connection between dialogue and action.”

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Pros

  • Each video begins with a review of the preceding videos and of the text-dependent question that guides the core lesson
  • The narrator itemizes the steps in the process so that the task seems manageable and so the approach can be repeated with other texts
  • As part of the close reading process, the narrator details questions readers should ask
  • Each video ends with a review of key concepts
Cons

  • Although the video can stand alone, viewers would gain the most benefit by viewing the entire series while studying the play
  • Readers need to have read Act III, scene 1 and be familiar with the entire play.
Common Core