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EDSITEment Shakespeare lessons help teachers unlock the Bard for students of all ages. From the complex nature of revenge in Hamlet to the happy/unhappy endings in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, these lessons provide teachers with many activities to guide students through the close and deep reading of the plays required by the Common Core State Standards initiative. Students will revel in Shakespeare’s language, including his use of puns, and explore multiple interpretations of the plays.
- Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film
- Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
- Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet
- Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Fear and the “Dagger of the Mind”
- Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Fear and the Motives of Evil
- Shakespeare’s Othello and the Power of Language
- Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: ‘You Kiss by the Book’
- Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Conflict Resolution and Happy Endings