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Teaching Shakespeare with Primary Sources

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Shakespeare "for all time": Using Primary Sources in the Present-Day Classroom
Making a connection with the past. A case study by Julie Kachniasz

"O, Wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?": The Art of Wooing in "Romeo and Juliet"
Examine the mysteries of love in the 17th century. A case study by Rebecca Rufo, eighth grade teacher.

Primary Sources: The Window Into Shakespeare's Plays
Primary sources can help students recognize important themes in Shakespeare's plays. A case study by Robert Hiles, high school teacher.

Shakespeare and Primary Sources in the Classroom
Most of Shakespeare's plots can be traced to contemporary works of narrative fiction, historical chronicles, and other plays. An in-depth article by Stephen Dickey, Department of English UCLA.

Advice From 400 Years Ago
Use a document on parenting from 1615 to enhance "Romeo and Juliet." A lesson plan by Judith Elstein.

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