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Unformatted text preview: • Things in parenthesis are by preceding directors, or playwrights. • If play copyrights are expired, called “public domain”. • Hamlet is a public domain. We all own it. We can do anything we want to the words. • Remember triangle? Refer to script. · Look at the facts o It is 12 midnight. (“good night” is only a clue. Does not prove.) o It is absolutely quiet. (“Not a mouse stirring”) o Francisco is a guard (“at his post”) o Bernardo is a guard (“Thanks for this relief”) o It is cold (“bitter cold”) o The king has died (“long live the king”) o Francisco is anxious (“I am sick at heart”) o Bernardo is scared (clue “bid them make haste”) o Something is wrong (clue “you come most carefully at your hour”) • What kind of people would the king hire to be his guard? • What are indicators that something is wrong? • Dwell on the idea of the characteristics of a guard, a highly skilled guard, and tell me what you see being wrong....
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- Fall '10
- dramatic action, Good Night, BERNARDO, Tis bitter cold