Make Shakespeare come to life through these exciting, reproducible scenes from his famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It. Each scene is accompanied by creative mini-lessons and motivating activities to help you and your students explore meter, metaphor, alliteration, imagery, and much more. This book also includes background information, a glossary of helpful terms, and thoughtful questions to help students interpret the scenes and understand the conventions of Elizabethan drama -- and fall in love with Shakespeare. Book jacket.
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Cracking Open a Play
Whats at Play in a Novel?
A Close Reading Exercise
Six Frequently Asked Questions
The Fundamentals of Meter
Poetry and Prose
The Poetry Tool Kit
Determined to Be a Villain
This Story Shall the Good Man Teach His Son
We Have Seen Better Days
Am I Not Christopher Sly?
The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
Two Blushing Pilgrims
A Glossary for Shakespeare Studies
Whats So Great About It Anyway?
Activities alliteration answer Ask students begins blood breath CAPULET characters comes create dear DEMETRIUS Discussion Dream DUKE SENIOR Elizabethan Enter example Exercise Exit explore eyes fair fairy fall feel fight fool forest FRIAR gentle give hand happening hast hath hear HELENA Henry Hermia iamb iambic pentameter kind king lady language LAURENCE leave look lord lovers LYSANDER Macbeth marry meet metaphor meter mind never night novel NURSE OBERON opening ORLANDO passages play poetry presented prose PUCK Questions Reproducible Richard Romeo and Juliet scan scene sense SERVANT Shakespeare shows Shrew sleep sometimes sound speak speech stage story stressed sweet syllables Taming Teaching tell thee things thou Titania trochaic verse What's wish write written young