William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Write a short paper (800-1600 words) responding to the following essay questions, using your specific play. Remember that, whichever play and option you choose, a successful paper will have a clear and explicit thesis statement which is supported throughout the paper. It should be well organized, with each paragraph making a specific point in support of the thesis. It should use direct textual engagement, employing quotes and details from your chosen work as evidence of your claims. It should make use of the best grammar and mechanics you are capable of. 1. Choose a filmed adaptation of your play and make an argument about the aim or effect of the adaptation. How does it change or interpret what you see in the text itself? What choices are the director and actors making in their adaptation, and what is the cumulative impact of those choices? In order to keep this essay to the assigned length, you should probably focus on one specific scene or character rather than trying to discuss the entire play. Pay close attention to the details of both the original text and the adaptation. What setting is being used? How do the actors deliver their lines? How are the dressed? How is the scene lit and edited? If music is used, how does it influence the scene? How do all these elements work together? Format and Submission Your paper should have a header with your name, the date, your class section, and the name of the play you have chosen. Your text should be double spaced, and no larger than 12 point font. Indent the first line of each paragraph, and do not insert extra lines between paragraphs.