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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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"(on "Shakespeare Set Free: " Teaching "Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream")

If you have funds, time and energy for only one Shakespeare resource this year, this is it.

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.
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Product Details

  • Series: Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743288491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743288491
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I generally love the Shakespeare Set Free series (I've used these books to help me craft lessons/units for Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream) (I also recently purchased the book for Twelfth Night, and its lessons are in-line with what I have come to expect from the Folger Library, and I am excited to try them with my students). HOWEVER, the unit on Henry IV Part 1 befuddles me. Granted, I started skimming after a while (why waste my time), but it seemed to me that the basic unit is: "Put your students into three groups: courtiers, pub crawlers, rebels. Have them read an act for homework, then they act out scenes in class. Repeat." There's no evident scaffolding or instruction. There are no action strategies to help the students out. I'm at a loss. Perhaps this unit is building on skills introduced in the Hamlet unit that precedes it in the book (I'm not teaching Hamlet next year, so I didn't read that unit), but in my experience no other Folger SSF book is structured this way. If you're looking at this book to help you plan a H4.1 unit, my advice is to borrow it from the library (the essays in the beginning are worthwhile) or forgo it altogether. I found materials on RSC's Website and in the Cambridge School edition of the play to be far more inspiring than anything in here.
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I love this series so much. Have used it in the classroom to great success.

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.
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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. I know my students will benefit from reading Hamlet this way.
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The primer for taking Shakespeare off of the page and getting the students on their feet. The Bard did not intend for us to read the play and answer the questions at the end of each act! "The play is the thing….' if you are tired of struggling to get students to enjoy and benefit from reading and UNDERSTANDING Shakespeare, then the Shakespeare Set Free series is for you! The rich assignments benefit students as readers, writers and consumers of complex texts! Students get to participate in "on your feet" activities that aid in understanding the play (in terms of character, plot, themes, etc) and lead to deep learning and transfer! Activities are organized by a calendar for teaching each play and its accompanying lessons. This series changed how I teach Shakespeare.
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I bought this for a unit on Hamlet and loved every single activity, their timeline is a bit unrealistic for most schools because we rarely have that much time to devote to one play, but you can pick and choose and help the kids to get a great insight into Hamlet
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