Complete Guide to Shakespeare's Plays
Here's all the material you need for teaching Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest. It all begins with brief biographical information about Shakespeare and a look at Shakespeare's London. For each play, there are act-by-act summaries (by scene), followed by lessons on the characters, themes, and Shakespeare's language, along with a quiz for each act. After working through the play, there's a final test and a good selection of supplementary activities. Some of these are short and simple, others are full-blown projects; some are research-oriented, others will appeal to the artist. Updated and revised teacher notes focus on historical background and fascinating language facts. Reproducible, answers included.