You’ve heard of “Seven Degrees to Kevin Bacon,” right? Well, we’ve been playing this game for months in my class, but as “Seven Degrees of Hamlet.”
Every other week we do a “song raffle” and do an analysis over whatever song is randomly chosen. At the end of the activity, I always ask them to connect it back to “Hamlet,” which sometimes stumps them… but I’ve taken it as a personal challenge.
And now I’m pleased to announce that, just as with Kevin Bacon, I am a Seven Degrees of Hamlet in Song champion, most recently evidenced by connecting “Livin’ on a Prayer” back to the dearest of danes.