Blogging me and Hamlet

Blogging me and Hamlet

Hamlet is written by William Shakespeare.
There are some movies about Hamlet for example
Gamlet (Hamlet) from 1964, Hamlet from 1990 and
Hamlet from 1996.

The actors who play the role of Hamlet are Innokentij
Smoktunovskij, Mel Gibson, Kenneth Branagh and so
on.
Hamlet’s most famous quote is To be, or not to be, that
is the question.
Hamlet is the most difficult play because of difficult
words.
It also contains the tragedies, horror scenes and the
death.
The story is about Prince Hamlet of Denmark and his
family.
Prince Hamlet is son of Gertrude and King Hamlet who
passed away.
King Claudius is King Hamlet’s brother and Prince
Hamlet’s uncle who killed King Hamlet.
King Claudius takes over the throne and marries
Gertrude (Prince Hamlet’s mother).
Later came a ghost and the soldiers were afraid.
It ends with Hamlet that dies of poisoned sword and
Prince Fortinbras takes over the throne

/ Falcon 92

Hamlet Summary / ELENA

Hamlet Summary
Hamlet is a famous play , written by William Shakespeare
When Hamlet’s father dies his uncle Claudius becomes king and marries Hamlet’s mother.
Afterhis father’s death his ghost appears in front of Hamlet
He tells Hamlet that he can’t rest in peace because he was murdered.
He said that it was Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius that was the one who murdered him by pouring poison in his ear while he napped.
The old King Hamlet told his son to revenge his death but to spare Gertrude’s life. Heaven will decide her fate.

Now Hamlet is confused, he doesn’t know whether he should trust The Ghost or not.
So he decides to enlist help from a troupe of players
They perform in a play called The Murder of Gonzagoto
Hamlet added scenes that recreate what the Ghost told him.
He wanted to see how Claudius’s reaction was. The plan succeeded. As Claudius left the room because he had bad conscience.
So Hamlet plans to kill him .
When Hamlet talks to his mother in her chamber while Ophelia’s father Polonius is hidingbehind the wall hanging, Hamlet becomes violent towards his mother so she calls for help.
Hamlet thinks that it’s Claudius who is behind the wall hanging so he stabs him.
As a punishment Claudius did send Hamlet to England
When Ophelia hears that her father has died , she becomes so sad that she drowns herself
Hamlet returned back to home. One day he was talking to two gravediggers but what he didn’t know that it was Ophelia’s grave they were digging

Laertes (Ophelia’s brother) jumps into her grave to hug her one last time. When Hamlet realizes that it’s Ophelia who is in the grave Hamlet starts to scream and points out that it was only him who loved her the most. Hamlet jumps into the grave as well and begins to fight with Laertes.

Claudius arranges a fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes. Laertes puts poison on the tip of his sword and Claudius poisons Hamlet’s cup of wine. After two rounds he gives the cup to Hamlet but he doesn’t want to drink his drink yet. Instead Gertrude takes the cup and drinks it.

Laertes finally wounds Hamlet with his sword. They both get mad and start to fight on the ground. Hamlet takes Laertes sword and wounds him. Gertrude dies. Then Laertes confesses that he poisoned his word. Hamlet forces Claudius to drink the poisoned cup of wine and then
stabs him with the sword. The whole family dies.

//ELENA

Poetry by Shakespear

I like Shakespeare.
He is world’s greatest playwright . He writes in old English. He writes very much about love. He loved his wife. He compares his love to nature.

He compares his love to nature since weather was always important since houses were cold and dark.
In England it was rainy, therefore the weather was even more important.

/ Edward

Shakespear´s language

Shakespeare´s language
King Lear is Drama!
It`s time for old King Lear to stop being king!
And leave over the kingdome

Sonnet 116 -Poetry

Shakespeare`s old English!
“Love`s not time`s fool,though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle´s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks”

Modern English!
“Love doesn´t depend on time, although the rosy lips and cheeks of youth eventually come within the compass of Time´s sickle.
Love doesn`t alter as the days and weeks go by but endures until death.”

I think he was a Old man and weather was hot! Because he was sick before he died!

He writes about love and life and plays about Hamlet,Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Twelfth night or what you will, The merchant of Venice.

/ Sherlock Holmes

Shakespear’s life

 

Shakespear’s life

He lived from 1564 , Shakespeare died on april 1616
He was an English playwright poet and actor.
He wrote 38 plays over 100 poems, acted on stage and owned his own theatrecompany.

He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
He is from England.

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582.
The couple had 3 children,the first child was a girl named Susanna.
They had 2 twins named Hamnet and Judith.
He joined the London Theatre .
The life of William Shakespeare was hard, no electrics, no cars, no telephones and the people can not to read.

Most of the people did not bathe or brush their teeth.
The roads were made of clay and people traveled by horseback,everything was made of wood and there was no indoor lights or heating or stoves so there was lots of fires.

// Nadia Swed

The Film Shakespear in Love

This is a story about Shakespeare.
Everything began with Shakespeare working at a theater with different manuscripts. It’s in 1300. The theater would have reached exciting script and a play to play. Shakespeare would be in charge of creating a good script.

Shakespeare sat up several nights and days to write the perfect script. But when Shakespeare had finished writing every time, the theater where he worked was not satisfied. They said they wanted something more exciting to play. More romantic and exciting they thought. So the theater staff threw Shakespeare’s script that he had written. So Shakespeare had to start over and get something exciting.

So Shakespeare had to start over again. What he did not know was that there was a girl in the village who wanted to play theater. So the girl dressed up as a guy and was going to take a shot. One day at an interlude, the theater would bring in new actors. They watched who was good enough to play at the theater . But nobody fit in. But a dressed girl from a manor house came in dressed to a guy. She said all Shakespeare’s manuscript as she read.

Shakespeare who was in the room was surprised and shouted at the guy. The guy named Thomas then ran away. Shakespeare ran afterwards and saw that Thomas went by boat to a castle. Shakespeare followed another boat and later he left the dock, but Thomas ran towards the castle. Shakespeare knocked and asked about the guy Thomas. The services lady would check the case. So Shakespeare waited and waited but eventually he gave up and went home again.

Shakespeare worked the next day at the theater after a good script for a play that would be useful. Then again, the mysterious guy Thomas came. When Thomas talked and interviewed once again, Shakespeare again called on Thomas. Then Thomas ran again.
But this time, Shakespeare managed to get in the same boat as Thomas. They talked for a while. Then Shakespeare got to know that Thomas was a dressed guy. But Thomas did not talk so much and fled up to the castle.

But Shakespeare did not give up so easily. He went back to the balcony. He climbed up by the tree that lay up to Thomas’s room. When Thomas, who had taken off the boys clothes, was surprised when he saw Shakespeare and became shocked first. Then they lay together in bed and talked for a long while as well.

When they lay there, Shakespeare come on a super good play and asked the girl if she wanted to join that play with him and some other actors? She would love it very much.

But she told Shakespeare to promise not to reveal her like and so promised Shakespeare it. Then at night he climbed down and got home again. The next day, Shakespeare wrote on a script called Romeo and Julia. He wrote day in and day out. When half the script was finished, he showed the script for the theater and they were happy. They decided they should rehearse that play. So they brought in some actors and Thomas who was the dressed girl from the castle was also included. They practiced it for several days as well.

Then every night, Shakespeare came to the girl at manor house and they talked about the script every night and how they would rehearse in the days and how they would go and say. Then the girl in the castle would go to the queen because she would fix one thing. Shakespeare wanted to accompany but dressed as a woman. At the Queen’s , they discussed how much money would be best given to the best play. Shakespeare said with a girl’s voice 50 shilling if his play would be good. Finally, the queen said, yes leaving the throne room as well.

The next day everyone practiced the play. When it approached a date the play would be released, Shakespeare and Thomas hugged each other and had sex with each other. Then a boy had discovered that Thomas was a girl at the time and say to the director of the theater. The next day when the actors practiced  the Romeo and Juliet play, the head came to the theater and said there was a woman among them.

Everyone just looked surprised as well. Someone threw down a rat on the neck of Thomas. Thomas tried to shake off the rat but dropped the wig from her head and suddenly the woman’s hair showed and everyone looked sad at her. The head of the theater said he would close the theater because of the woman who dressed up as well. So everyone was sad and in the evening everyone sat down at the bar drinking beer. Until a man came in saying that they could play Romeo and Julia at his theater. Then everyone became happy as well. So soon there was great premiere Romeo and Juliet the play. Everyone came into the theater.

Everyone was in full swing to prepare. Nobody could play Julia but they played the play anyway. People sat in there and looked happy in the play. The woman from the manor house was there too and looked at the play. When the woman from the manor house found out that no-one could play Julia, she walked in to the play and played Julia. The woman’s husband whom she would marry was also there and looked at her play in the play. Outside the boss and some soldiers came to the theater. They were going to arrest the woman for treason. But the whole play was played and everyone applauded and bowed to the people. Then suddenly the soldiers came in and when they would to arrest the woman, one of them took a coat. It was the queen she had seen all the play. The soldiers immediately kicked back. Now the queen arrived with a clear look and told Shakespeare that it was a good play and that he would get 50 shliling for the play. The other woman’s married man got angry when he lost his agreement as well. Then everyone went out and the woman was getting married and traveling with her husband she did not love. So she told her Shakespeare goodbye and they talked about what he would write about. Before the woman from the manor house would go she said that he He could find something to write. Then they hugged each other and kissed each other for the last time. Later she left the theater to travel with her husband. A few months later, Shakespeare sat and wrote about the woman from the manor house and wrote about her trip. Here’s the end of our story about Shakespeare.

/ The end                                                                        Written by: Anna Bäck

Romeo and Juliet

 

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo liked Julia the first time he saw her.
Romeo looked for Juliet in the party . He began to love Juliet at once.

She didn’t tell her parents “I love Rome and I want to marry Romeo”.
Romeo said to Juliet “ I love you so much.When I saw you and I got a feeling but I wanted to get to know you because you are my crown Princess.
In the party there were many people .Romeo didn’t like one person in the party. Come here my darling . I wanted to talk with you.

How do they love each other?
The first time they saw each other in a party .When Juliet saw Romeo Juliet began dance with Romeo. After that they were meeting each other in a hiding place- Juliet’s room . They began to kiss each other but a valet came to her room .By the way, the valet said,” your mother is coming soon but you must say bye to Romeo”.

Romeo said “ we could meet late at night.”. He climbs down from Juliet’s balcony with a rope.

Is it easy for them to love each other?
It was strong love from both people . Two people love each other but people join in two people’s life. Her parents wanted her to marry Paris . Paris is from a rich family . Paris loves Juliet but she doesn’t love Paris .
She doesn’t want to marry Paris.When she hears about Paris then she is upset . Now she thought about Romeo . Juliet’s heart belongs to Romeo.

Who wants to stop their love and why?
She was tiring of her family and people. She said some people was talking about us .
Then one day she decided it she wanted drink poison . But she didn’t die .
The valet was sending news to Romeo because Juliet was dying . Romeo was shocked when he heard about this . So much that he bought poison and he killed himself. After the second minute he took a knife and began to kill himself
// Sara

Blogging about Romeo and Juliet.

 

Blogging about Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet families were enemies, but in a feast Romeo fell in love with Juliet.
He didn’t know that she was playing theater.
In this time the father chose a man for the daughter, they could not select a man themself.
In Romeo and Juliet´s case women’s right was insignificant. Women did not have the right to play theater and select a love to marry with.

Juliet was forced to marry a man who her father had selected.
The result was that Juliet and Romeo had to keep their love secret.
One might wonder why a women`s voice did not matter.

The people at that time probably did not think that love is important.
Women were not allowed to play theater, and you wonder why men thought so and why women were not able?!

Behind men`s laws about women there were no reasonable reasoning.
In the movie you can see already that Romeo and Juliet think that it is wrong that Juliet is forced to marry another man she doesn´t love.
After I`ve seen the movie I think that the man Juliet is forced to marry does not seem to understand anything about love.

The strange thing is that the mother or they other people around Romeo and Juliet  have an opinion about that men decide everything around the women, everyone accepts everything.
Romeo and Juliet were brave who stood up for their love.

Who knows what had happened if people had been told about their meeting?!
The movie is a good example of how love wins and conquers all.
At the end of the movie enough people started to understand that you can not force someone to marry. People saw real love.

It was probably terrible for women when they were ruled by the men in society. Society was forced to find a change to make them equal.

When Juliet was revealed in the theater enough people saw a women was as good at theater like a man.

// Miriam

The film ”Shakespear in Love”/ Elena

This week we have talked about Shakespeare and his life. We saw a movie called Shakespeare in love. It was around that time when he wrote one of most famous plays Romeo and Juliet.

It was very interesting to watch how they lived and what they did to have fun. Because there were no cinemas at that the time so they only had plays.

There was a character who I really admired in the movie.
Her name was Viola, she loved poetry and she wanted to become a poet but she weren’t allowed because she was a women and at the time women were not allowed to be poets.

Men believed that women their place belonged in the kitchen or in their
homes. But despite that she took a risk and dressed up as man because that
was the only way for her to be in a play.

Today , in some countries there are still young girls who has the same problem as Viola. Some parents might not even send their daughters to school. Instead they have to learn how to be the perfect housewives.

And when the parents think that it is time for them to be married, they sell them to usually much older men.
They are often around the age of 10 maybe younger. She was a daughter of wealthy merchant so it was harder for her to pursue her dream.
It was very hard for women at the time because men thought so lowly of women. Women had no rights.

They couldn’t decide on their own instead a father or brother did it.
Viola fell in love with Shakespeare but she knew that it wouldn’t last because she couldn’t marry him.

Meanwhile her father sold her to a rich lord. She had to obey her father otherwise he would disown or even kill her.
She had to leave everything she loved behind. She had to leave her dream and her love for Shakespeare.
We saw in the movie that when the lord who Viola’s father sold her to when he heard a rumor that someone else was with Viola , instantly he found who he was and he got him killed.

That has never changed, still there are people killing each other for the sake of honour.
If a woman or a girl did a mistake that can ruin their family’s honour according to the parents then the male members have the right to kill their daughter. In some cases they would also kill the boy.

This honour violence culture has been around for hundreds of years. Let’s just say that if Viola would run away from her husband then she would be thrown into prison or maybe killed.

// Elena

Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo sees Juliet. She is beautiful.
She is dancing. Juliet kisses Romeo. Romeo And Juliet.
Juliet is saying “ Oh my.”
Romeo is saying” Just say you Love me. And I`ll Never be Romeo again”

Romeo is telling the priest “ We won´t.. Nothing bad can happen. If we’re to be Married, Then i would die a happy man”.
Because Juliet has married with Romeo.

The priest says “here comes Juliet. How lovely she looks”
Romeo is saying” He`s alive and Mercutio`s Dead”
Romeo kills Tybalt! Because Tybalt killed Mercutio.

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Benvolio is saying” If They catch you, You`ll be executed”Go!
Romeo goes to Juliet! He killed Tybalt! He can not stay Verona
Romeo says”Farewell! I will send my love to you whenever” I can.
Of course we will!

Juliet says” Will we ever meet again?
The priest is saying” You will be taken to the Capulet vault and laid to rest there. In the meantime. I`ll write to Romeo and tell him what is happening.
We will both be in the vault when you wake up, And he will take you away to Mantua. Are you sure you want to go through with this”
Juliet is saying” Give it to me”

The priest is saying” Be strong. I`ll send a friar to Mantua with a letter for Romeo”
Juliet is saying ”Love will give me strength! Farewell, Father”.
Juliet is afraid of Tybalt`s Ghost.
Juliet is scared of the three skeletons!
Juliet is saying” I drink this for you!

The priest is saying” Is the bride ready to go to church”
Lord Capulet is saying“ Ready to go! But never to return.Oh Paris! your bride has died on the night before your wedding day”

Romeo hears, Juliet died!
He is drinking poison and saying “ It works quickly! Thus with a kiss I die! “
They are dead! The families are sad.
They are friends!

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// Sherlock Holmes