Despite being dead for nearly 400 years, Shakespeare's plays and plots are very much alive in the modern curriculum. For many of those required to study him,
however, their enthusiasm is dead and buried.
Aimed at those teaching Shakespeare to students aged from 11-16, Fred
Sedgwick provides tried-and-tested lessons accompanied by photocopiable and downloadable resources to enable teachers to develop their practice and inspire their students.
This fantastic resource provides lessons to engage and enlighten students and features activities, teaching strategies and schemes informed by current ideas about teaching and learning and the curriculum. It's user-friendly layout is designed to assist busy teachers, and the photocopiable material accompanying each activity is also available for download from the companion website.
About the Author
Fred Sedgwick is a poet, former headteacher and author of many books in the areas of literature, expressive arts, education and creativity.
Table of Contents
Introduction \ Section 1: Macbeth \ 1. Lost and won \ 2. Killing machine \ 3. The milk of human kindness \ 4. A pleasant seat \ 5. 'Twere best it were done quickly \ 6. I have given suck \ 7. Here's a knocking indeed \ 8. Your royal father's murdered \ 9. Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly \ 10. A loving couple? \ 11. Unmanned in folly \ 12. Blood ... blood ... blood \ 13. Macbeth shall never vanquished be \ 14. Every sin that has a name \ 15. I have lived long enough \ 16. The Queen, my Lord, is dead \ Section 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream \ 17. Our nuptual hour \ 18. The raging rocks and shivering shocks \ 19. With thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport \ 20. I'll follow you \ 21. Doting in idolatry \ 22. My mistress with a monster is in love \ 23. Helena: a character study \ 24. Lovers' insults \ 25. What vision ... a most rare vision \ 26. A local habitation and a name \ 27. An anthology of bad verse \ 28. Thou lob of spirits \ Section 3: Romeo and Juliet \ 29. In fair Verona \ 30. O brawling love ... fiend angelical! \ 31. A fair assembly \ 32. A pretty age \ 33. Mercutio:a grave man \ 34. Romeo: If I profane with my unworthiest hand \ 35. Good morrow, father \ 36. Mistress minion you \ 37. Take thou this vial \ 38. Farewell! God know when we shall meet again \ 39. She's dead, deceased, dead \ 40. Who calls so loud? \ 41. O Brother Montague \ A Note on Prose and Verse \ Key Words and Key Themes in Shakespeare Plays \ Brief Notes on Other Plays \ Films \ Further Reading \ Extracts from Plays