I am working on Hamlet with my seniors and I honestly forgot just how *long* of a play this is! Last year I taught Macbeth to sophomores and it went by pretty quickly, but Hamlet is almost twice as long! I don't want to assign the reading as homework, but reading it aloud in class is just taking forever. I started off using the Shakespeare Set Free lesson plans, but they all seem to assume that the students will be able to read and comprehend the text on their own, and the majority of mine just can't get there on their own (and trust me, they are trying!). What I have resorted to is reading a scene out loud and then watching a video of the scene (the BBC version with David Tennant is all on youtube!) followed by a written journal entry. It's working, but is very slow going. Does anyone have any other suggestions to make this move a little faster? I don't want to take the rest of the semester on this one text!