Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
  the Investigation playwright game the show
for EducatorsProfessional Development for EducatorsLesson Plans Resources In Your State Multimedia Database Discussion Board In Search of Shakespeare - For Educators Home
« back

Shakespeare on Film

Quick Tips
Quick and easy ideas to help get you started.


Shakespeare's Wars Meet Star Wars
Films should motivate student interest in the plays. A case study by Anne Turner, Folger Shakespeare Library.


Director for a Day: A Middle Schooler's View from the Balcony
Let students call the shots. A case study by Rebecca Field, sixth and eighth grade teacher.


Adapting Shakespeare
Even Shakespeare "borrowed" plot lines once in a while. A case study by Ron Clark, twelfth grade teacher.


Putting Out the Light
Students dissect a scene from a film version of "Othello." A case study by Sarah Kirkpatrick, 10th grade teacher.


Shakespeare on Film
Trace the evolution of film adaptations of the Bard's best works and how educators have used them in the classroom. An in-depth article by Michael LoMonico, editor, Shakespeare magazine.


Comparing Film Adaptations
Using different versions of "Hamlet" in the classroom. A lesson plan by Tom Fitzgerald, high school English teacher.


Shakespearean Comedy on Film
Examine the different types of humor in Shakespeare's plays. A lesson plan by Tom Fitzgerald, high school English teacher.


Shakespeare on Film

Browse by theme

Shakespeare for elementary students
Shakespeare on film
Teaching Shakespeare with technology
Shakespeare's language
Teaching Shakespeare with primary sources
Performance
« back  
©MayaVision International, 2003 (site credits) (site feedback)