These downloadable PDF guides to Shakespeare's plays can provide secondary school teachers with a rich background and erudite insights into the text. After introducing the play and providing a synopsis, the guide suggests exercises for helping students understand the cultural context, as well as how to decode Shakespeare's language. They then focus in on character, theme, conflict, and such literary devices as symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony. Readers will also find suggested ways in which the classic works can be utilized in both language arts and social studies classrooms, followed by an excellent list of suggested reading for educators who would like to explore more fully the subtle art of teaching Shakespeare.
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