Hamlet: 3.1 - The Nunnery Scene

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Hamlet: 3.1 - The Nunnery Scene
3 objectives
Group 1: Hamlet knows from the beginning of the scene that Polonius and Claudius are
watching him.
Group 2: Hamlet does not know until later in the scene that he is being watched. The group
decides when, based on the script.
Group 3: Hamlet never knows that he is being watched.
Questions to answer during interpretation and rehearsal of the scene
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What is Hamlet’s objective?
What specific gestures, inflections, movements, or pauses could an actor use to show this
objective?
How does this objective affect the subtext (what the characters might be thinking but not
saying)?
After the performance, your group will have to discuss textual clues that support your
interpretation.
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