Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
Release Date: 2007
Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.
Author: Sara Coodin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
What happens when we consider Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as a play with 'real' Jewish characters who are not mere ciphers for anti-Semitic Elizabethan stereotypes? Is Shylock Jewish studies Shakespeare's extensive use of stories from the Hebrew Bible in The Merchant of Venice, and argues that Shylock and his daughter Jessica draw on recognizably Jewish ways of engaging with those narratives throughout the play. By examining the legacy of Jewish exegesis and cultural lore surrounding these biblical episodes, this book traces the complexity and richness of Merchant's Jewish aspect, spanning encounters with Jews and the Hebrew Bible in the early modern world as well as modern adaptations of Shakespeare's play on the Yiddish stage.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2002-05
Shakespeare's tragedy of the Moor whose love for Desdemona is destroyed by jealousy is presented in its original text on each left-hand page, with a modernized "translation" on the facing right-hand page. Also included are quizzes and discussion points that teachers can use in the classroom and include in tests.
Publisher: Spark Notes
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Study Aids
Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel about the subjugation of women in a futuristic society has received renewed interest recently, thanks to both current events and a hit TV adaptation. With the help of this SparkNotes guide, students and other readers will be able to make the most of this renowned book--which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Booker Prize--and better understand its complex themes.
Many consider "The Tempest" to be Shakespeare's "crowning glory." Cast onto the waters by his power-hungry brother, Prospero has developed strong magical powers that he now uses to teach a lesson to those that have previously wronged him and his daughter Miranda. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. They also offer alternative text versions to cater for different readership levels. All of the events of the play are present in every version it s only the speech that changes! To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up: ISBN 978-1-906332-77-8. "
Author: Karen W. Gavigan
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Here is the essential guide for librarians and teachers who want to develop a quality, curriculum-based graphic novel collection—and use its power to engage and inform middle and high school students. • Photos of school libraries, classrooms, and students • Model template lesson plans by subject area • A list of recommended resources, such as professional books, websites and blogs • A glossary of common graphic novel terms • Bibliographies of quality classic and contemporary graphic novel titles for libraries and classrooms, broken down into middle school and high school curricular areas
What do students think about Shakespeare? Classic, timeless and full of rich ideas; or difficult, impenetrable and completely uninteresting? We want young people to develop a real interest in Shakespeare, based on their understanding and engagement with the texts. A meaningful classroom discussion that enables every individual to contribute and covers a range of viewpoints, can help students’ understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, consolidate their learning, and increase their motivation. This highly practical book enables teachers to organise, stimulate and support group discussions that will help students to relate to the characters, and develop their own ideas about the language and meaning. Drawing on four of the most commonly taught Shakespeare plays, the book provides a broad range of exciting tried and tested resources, taking the reader through key parts of the text, along with suggestions for further activities involving writing, drama and electronic media. Features include: -Scene by scene Talking Points for each play -'Thinking Together' extension activities for group work -Guidance on developing your own Talking Points -Talking Points focusing on Shakespeare’s language use Offering an accessible, thought-provoking and above all enjoyable way for students to engage with Shakespeare’s plays, this book will be highly beneficial reading for English teachers and trainees.