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Teaching Hamlet and Henry IV, Part 1: Shakespeare Set Free (Folger Shakespeare Library) Paperback – August 1, 2006
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If you have funds, time and energy for only one Shakespeare resource this year, this is it.
About the Author
Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain s Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.
Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare s works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright s, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.
Jeanne Addison Roberts, a professor of Literature at American University, is the author of "Shakespeare's English Comedy: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Context" (1979), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Nancy Goodwin founded, owned, and managed the well-known Montrose Nursery from 1984 until its closing in 1993. She has written for "Fine Gardening", "American Gardener", and other periodicals.
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Top Customer Reviews
The underlying idea is very simple: take the plays off the page and they make sense to all students -- the high flyers and the ones with reading difficulties. Within these books are activities and projects that are bite-sized. They allow the script to be performed and/or analyzed and/or experienced WITHOUT the students having to undertake a full-blown performance.
AND there is no dumbing down of the text.
AND you can do a little of these books or every page.
BUT your students need to have the skills to work in groups.
This is a FANTASTIC resource.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every person teaching these texts should read this book. Your students will love Shakespeare if you teach it this way!Published 12 months ago by MS
This is a series that I had heard talked about among other AP teachers - when I first received it, I wasn't sure what to think, but it really is very useful and practical. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Sullivan