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Essential Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - 9780170950237
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Essential Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

By | Copyright Year:2002 | ISBN-13: 9780170950237

Published:15/01/2002
The standard Shakespearean texts have been slightly abridged by experienced English teachers who have a passion for the plays. These editions are designed to enhance student understanding of the basic story lines, characters and themes.

These texts are designed for use at Years 9-11, although they can be used at any level in English or Drama classes. The series' aim is to make Shakespeare more accessible. Each text is designed to be a complete unit.
STUDENTS:
PRODUCT:

CONTENTS

Foreward

BEFORE YOU BEGIN ...
Off to the Theatre
An introduction to Shakespeare's Globe
Finding your way around The Globe
Understanding Shakespeare's English
Guidelines to reading Shakespeare successfully

ROMEO AND JULIET
'Two households both alike in dignity'
Characters in the play

THE PLAY

... AFTER READING THE PLAY
Plot Summary
A condensed prose version of the play
Finding your way around the text
Activities designed to get students working confidently with the text
Important quotations
Translating Shakespeare into modern prose
'Wise and slow; they stumble that run fast'
Staging a scene
Quick-fire test
Characters
A general outline of the main characters with accompanying written work and essay questions
Themes
A general outline of the main themes with accompanying written work and questions
Pick 'n' Mix
Further options of class work divided into common segments - oral, visual, written etc.
Glossary

FEATURES

A short introduction that will allow students to position the text historically

Notes and 'wordbanks' designed to give definitions and explanations of some more difficult words and phrases

Character and theme exercises presented in a student-friendly manner

A wide range of activities allowing students to become confident with the text.

$16.82