Shakespeare: A Teaching Guide
Make Shakespeare accessible and enjoyable for all your students - not just your "scholars"!
These innovative strategies tap the varied talents students bring with them to class: an intuitive understanding of people, athletic grace and energy, a sense of humour...
Each chapter includes preparation tips, class management suggestions and evaluation guidelines.
This is a terrific resource to help your students overcome "Shakespeare anxiety" and to make your teaching an enjoyable, rewarding experience!
Some suggested approaches include
- using pantomime and "live sculpture"
- starring students in soliloquies
- Acting out short scenes - writing five kinds of papers
- inventing diaries for characters
- performing parodies of scenes
- videoing a scene
- using student directors
- removing barriers to Shakespeare's language
- taking an imaginary visit to the Globe Theatre