- To encourage students to apply what they have learned
- To provide imaginative writing opportunities as assessment
Assign one of the following activities as an in-class assignment or homework.
- Choose a passage from the Shakespeare play you are studying in class as the basis of a letter William Shakespeare might have written to Christopher Marlowe (if Marlowe was, in fact in Italy instead of dead as a result of the tavern brawl in 1593!). In your letter, discuss possible revisions to language, theme, or plot.
- Using a play or novel you have just studied, write a letter from one character to another in the style Shakespeare might have used.
- Write a letter in the voice of Shakespeare to someone accusing him of not having written the plays. Defend yourself!
- Take a scene from Clueless, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Austin Powers, or Dumb and Dumber as your inspiration, and write it in Shakespearean language.