Hamlet Act 1

When Did Shakespeare live? 1564-1616
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “This bodes some strange eruption to our state” Horatio said this about the ghost
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Ay, madam it is common.” Hamlet said this to his mother, the Queen. He’s agreeing with her that it is common for one to loose his father, however she’s saying he has to get over it.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not “seems.” Hamlet says this to his mother saying “It doesn’t seem I’m upset, I know I’m upset.”
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “But I have that within which passeth shows, these but the trappings and the suits of woe.” Hamlet says this to his mother talking about his dark clothes. He’s dressed in mourning of his father’s death, but sad in the inside also.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Frailty, thy name is woman!” Hamlet to himself (in a soliloquy) about his mother being weak because she needed a man and remarried to her husband’s brother.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o’erwhelm them to men’s eyes.” Hamlet said this to himself saying the hidden secrets will come out.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “And these few precepts in thy memory see thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue…thou canst not then be false to any man.” Polonius said this to Laertes as words of wisdom.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know, when the blood burns, how prodigal the soul gives the tongue vows.” Poloius said this to Ophelia about how Hamlet’s love is fake.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “So, oft it chances in particular men…the dram of evil doth al the noble substance often doubt to his own scandal.” Hamlet is saying this to Horatio about how people can be good, but one flaw will ruin everything and that’s how people will view you, by that one flaw.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Marcellus says this to Horatio referencing the ghost.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “Murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.” The Ghost says this.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “O my prophetic soul!” Hamlet says this to the Ghost about how he suspected something was wrong with his uncle.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “These are but wild and whirling words, my lord.” Horatio says this to Hamlet saying “These aren’t making much sense” and Hamlet says after “I’m sorry of the offend”
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy.” Hamlet says this to Horatio saying “There are a lot of things we don’t understand.”
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “The time is out of joint; –O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet says this to himself on the side. What he’s been asked to do (kill his uncle for his father’s revenge) is a burden because he’s the only one who can seek revenge for his father.
Who said, to who, and what about following quote: “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God! How weary, stale, flat, and profitable, seems to me all the uses of this world!” Hamlet is saying this to himself in a soliloquy about how he is wishing he was dead, but he cannot kill himself because he’d go to hell.
What is a Shakespearen Tragedy? 1. A noble, heroic central character2.With a defect or flaw (In character)3.That causes him/her to become entangled in circumstances beyond his/her control.4.Before they die!5.They realize something about themselves or life in general but it’s too late!
What advise does Polonius give his son in Act one Scene 3? “Keep onions to self”, keep friends close, don’t get caught up in becoming friends by buying things etc, don’t fight, but if you must win the fight, listen more than you speak, listen to everyone’s opinion don’t offer yours, dress nice, but not over the top-the way you dress describes you, nor a borrower or a lender (destroys friendships, just don’t do it), Most importantly stay true, don’t be someone else.
What does Polonius tell his daughter Ophelia about Hamlet, her boyfriend? That Hamlet’s love is fake. “Affection pooh!” She’s forbidden to see him.
What does Laretes tell his sister at the begining of Act 1 scene 2? To avoid Hamlet because he’s above her and he’ll probably have an arranged marriage- so don’t give yourself away.
What mood is Hamlet in the scene with Horatio Act 1 sc.5? His mood is very agitated, has so many emotions, hates his uncle wants to kill him, but there’s a lot of consequences.
How would you expect Hamlet to treat his girlfriend Ophelia? Why? Since she’s not allowed to see him, maybe he’ll worry she’s cheating on him, just like his mother did to his father. Or he might distance himself from her because he knows what he must do soon and doesn’t want her to get involved.
How would you expect Hamlet to treat his mother the next time he runs into her? Badly, since he found out she cheated on her husband, Hamlet’s father.
Briefly explain the problem that faces Cladius in Act 1 sc 2 & what he’s doing about it. Possibly an attack from Norway, so Claudius is preparing an army just in case, but sending people to talk to Norway rulers to stop the mess.
Lists 3 types of plays Shakespeare wrote. Trajedy, Comedy, History (and romance)
Who was the leading actor of Shakespeare wrote? Richard Burbage
What role did Shakespeare himself play in Hamlet? The Ghost
How many plays did Shakespeare write? 37 plays.
Who did Shakespeare Marry? Anne Hathaway he married.
What were the names of Shakespeare’s children? Suzanna, Judith and Hamnet were his children.
Where is Shakespeare buried? Next to his wife, Holy Trinity Church in his hometown of Stradford.
How much did it cost Shakespeare’s contemporaries to see one his plays? 1 penny to stand5/6 pennies to sit6 pennies to sit on stage
What was the name of Shakespeare’s theater? The Globe Theater.
What were the people in the audience called who stood in the pit (cheapest place in the theater) Groundings- They ate and drank
“West Side Story” and “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Ran” are updatings or adaptions of which Shakespeare plays? Romeo and Juliet Taming of the Shroo, King Lear.
Name one other playwright writing at the same time as Shakespeare. Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlo, Thomas Kid
Name one historical/political event in England during Shakespeare’s day. Sinking of Spanish Armada 1588
Who ruled England during most of Shakespeare’s life? Queen Elizabeth I
Did Shakespeare die a rich or a poor man? How do you know? A rich man because he owned the second largest house in town.
What was happening in America during Shakespeare’s time? Early explorations- Jamestown

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