Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and Midsummer's Night's Dream  -     By: William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and Midsummer's Night's Dream

Simon & Schuster / 2006 / Paperback

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Excited, interested and involved are all words that describe what we want students to feel about Shakespeare; and with the Folger Shakespeare's Library's Shakespeare Set Free series, that just might be the case. Designed by people passionate and zealous for Shakespeare's language, plays and poetry, every page communicates a warmth and through, detailed understanding of what Shakespeare really is all about.

A series of essays helps set the stage; written from a number of perspectives, angles and thesis', you and your students will learn about the nuances and history that's apparent when reading and acting in his plays. Yet, the "Fiercly Held Belief" is put forth that Shakespeare should not (and was never meant to be) confined to pages, words and dictionaries, but rather acted out and full of real, applicable life. Each play includes day-by-day lesson plans that will immerse students within the works; sections covered in the lesson, objectives, any preparation, activities and actions for the class to participate in, main lesson, homework and reinforcement are all included. And as you're teaching, you might just find that teaching Shakespeare is less "Double, double toil and trouble" than "softest music to attending ears!"

This volume covers A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. 274 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0743288505
ISBN-13: 9780743288507
Availability: In Stock
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library

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The Folger Shakespeare Library is one of the world’s leading centers for scholarship, learning, and culture. The Folger is dedicated to advancing knowledge and increasing understanding of Shakespeare and the early modern period; it is home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and one of the leading collections of books and materials of the entire early modern period (1500–1750). Combining a worldclass research library and scholarly programs; leadership in curriculum, training, and publishing for K–12 education; and award-winning performing arts, exhibitions, and lectures, the Folger is Shakespeare’s home in America.

This volume of the Shakespeare Set Free series is written by institute faculty and participants, and includes the latest developments in recent scholarship. It bristles with the energy created by teaching and learning Shakespeare from the text and through active performance, and reflects the experience, wisdom, and wit of real classroom teachers in schools and colleges throughout the United States.

In this book, you’ll find the following:

· Clearly written essays by leading scholars to refresh teachers and challenge older students

· Michael Tolaydo’s brilliant and accessible technique for classroom teaching through performance

· Day-by-day teaching strategies that successfully and energetically immerse students of every grade and skill level in the language and in the plays themselves – created, taught, and written by real teachers

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