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Shakespeare's Language

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Rare Words vs. the Facts
Demonstrating to students how special Shakespeare is can be a challenge. A case study by Judith Elstein.

Soliloquies Buster
Help students feel the powerful emotions behind Shakespeare's language. A case study by Janet Field-Pickering, head of education, Folger Shakespeare Library.

Juliet Trumps Laura: Shakespeare and the Petrarchan Sonnet
Students see Juliet as a model for 21st century women. A case study by Louisa Newlin, Folger Shakespeare Library.

Taking Chances in the Classroom, Taking Shakespeare at his Word
To engage themselves in Shakespeare's works, students need not fully understand the language. An in-depth article by D. Kay Johnston, Department of Educational Studies, Colgate University and Margaret Maurer, Department of English, Colgate University.

Language Arts: Shakespeare's Sonnets
Modernizing Shakespeare's sonnets. A lesson plan by Joan Snyder, high school teacher.

The "Punny" Language of Shakespeare
Understanding Shakespeare's puns. A lesson plan by Jan Madden.

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