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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has a reasonably faithful film version, which would be a welcome addition to any lesson. You could also pair it with any of the various film versions of Hamlet.

On Day One, the activity "Fractured Shakespeare #1" will require internet research. The exercise "Waiting for Hamlet" asks that students watch and analyze a film version of Waiting for Godot.

Day Two's "Fractured Shakespeare #2" should utilize a document-sharing site to help groups work together.

The Day Three exercise "Point of View Character" asks that students use Twitter as a storytelling device and create a Twitter account.

On Day Four, "Fractured Shakespeare #4" might be filmed in...

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