Teaching Shakespeare: A Handbook for Teachers available in Paperback
Invaluable support for all teachers of Shakespeare in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education. Teaching Shakespeare is a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education. It makes explicit the principles of active learning which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare, and helps teachers to develop their existing good practice. Practical examples are given from the plays most frequently used in schools, but Rex Gibson shows that the principles apply equally to the less frequently studied plays, thereby extending the canon of school Shakespeare.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Why teach Shakespeare?; 2. Principles; 3. Perspectives; 4. Shakespeare's language; 5. Story; 6. Character; 7. Themes; 8. Dramatic effect; 9. Active methods; 10. Shakespeare for younger students; 11. Assessment.