In Part 1 of the assessment, students will read a description of the character of Hamlet from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Then they will predict what performance choices someone playing this character might make.
In Part 2, they will watch four performances of a portion of the “To be or not to be” soliloquy while filling in the performance choices that each of the actors makes while performing the soliloquy.
In Part 3, after all four performances have been viewed and analyzed, students will select two of the most varying Hamlets in their opinion and elaborate in writing what was unique about the character choices and to what effect were they used.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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