Cambridge School Shakespeare

The Cambridge School Shakespeare series is useful for teaching and performing Shakespeare:

“An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare’s imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare’s love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive ‘Stagecraft’, ‘Write about it’, ‘Language in the play’, ‘Characters’ and ‘Themes’ features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for ‘Twelfth Night’ and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of ‘Twelfth Night’ from around the world.”

I have copies for several of my favorite plays:

  • Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Twelfth Night
  • Hamlet
  • King Lear

 

Other Resources:

  •    Twelfth Night – movie directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Nigel Hawthorne, Imogen Stubbs
  •    How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, by Ken Ludwig. “I’ve been teaching Shakespeare to my children since they were six years old. I’m a bit of a Shakespeare fanatic, and it occurred to me when my daughter was in first grade that if there was any skill — any single area of learning and culture — that I could impart to her while we were both healthy and happy and able to share things together in a calm, focused, pre-teen way, then Shakespeare was it.”

With Shakespeare, memorizing is the key to everything.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows.”

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