Shakespeare's plays are thought-provoking and complex texts that explore the human themes of romance, deceit, tragedy, comedy, and revenge. These activity guides are designed by teachers for teachers to help students navigate the complexity. Each guide contains a total of 30 activities divided into six sections of four activities and one review. At the end of each guide is a final test, a variety of culminating activities, and an answer key. Each reproducible activity eBook is approximately 68-pages
A Picture of Malvolio Act two Scene 5
Clariﬁcation of Mistaken Identities Act four
Malvolios Plea Act four Scene 2
Suspension of Disbelief
Rapping and Rhyming Act four Scene 2
Understanding Antonio Act ﬁve
Short Story Elements in Twelfth Night Act ﬁve
Portrait of Viola Act two Scenes 2 and 4 and Act three Scene 1
Doubletalk Act three Scene 1
Deluded Malvolio Act three Scene 4
To Be Made a Fool of Act two Scene 5 and Act three Scene 2
Malvolios Revenge Act ﬁve Scene 1
Twelfth Night Final Test
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Act four Act three action ACTIVITY actor affection agrees Answers will vary Antonio asks assume audience Background begins believe brother calls Captain celebration Cesario character clothes considered convinced deceiving Directions disguised dressed drinking Duke Duke Orsino Duke’s elements England enters explain Fabian falling Feste ﬁght ﬁnd following may serve fool garden gives guideline Illyria important joke leaves letter lines London look Malvolio Maria married master Meaning mistaken mourning occurring Olivia Olivia’s house once Orsino Orsino’s court passion person play pranks priest quotation revenge Review says Scene Sebastian servant Shakespeare sheet of paper shipwreck sings Sir Andrew Sir Toby sister situation song speak spoken stage Suggested takes tells tells Viola theater themes thinks Twelfth Night understand usually Viola voice wants wishes witty woman write young
Seite xv - Shakespeare's plays expected a spectacle for the price of admission. Therefore, there were many devices to produce a gasp from the audience. For example, a device in the loft of the theater could raise and lower actors so that they could play gods, ghosts, or other unusual characters. Additionally, a trapdoor in the stage offered a chance for a quick appearance or disappearance. The actors could suggest a beheading or hanging with various illusions on the stage. Sound effects suggesting thunder,...
Seite 31 - For the rain it raineth every day. A great while ago the world begun, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, But that's all one, our play is done, And we'll strive to please you every day.
Seite 7 - What years, i' faith ? Vio. About your years, my lord. Duke. Too old, by heaven; let still the woman take An elder than herself ; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's are.
Seite xvii - After 1611, at the age of 47, Shakespeare moved back to Stratford exclusively, settling into life at New Place and enjoying a renewed relationship with his daughters, especially Susanna. He prepared a will, which has become famous for the request to leave his wife their "second best bed." Many have debated whether this is a sentimental or cynical bequest. In the same year that his daughter Judith married, 1616, Shakespeare died at the age of 52. However, it was not until 1623 that all his plays were...
Seite xvii - But Shakespeare still had what is considered his finest writing to do. He began his writing of tragedies beginning with Hamlet in 1600. In the following five years, Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. Why Shakespeare turned to these darker, more serious themes is widely debated by scholars. But all agree that these plays established Shakespeare's premier place in English literature. Toward the end of 1609 through 1610, Shakespeare began to write his problem romances. These works, The...
Seite xvii - Armada in 1588, when Shakespeare was about 24 years old. Queen Elizabeth was skillful in navigating through the conflicts of religion. She maintained religious independence from Rome as the Church of England became firmly rooted during her reign. Additionally, she financed the establishment of colonies in America to grow the British Empire and expand its economic opportunities. At the end of her reign, England was the leader in trade, naval power, and culture. Because of its role as the main economic,...
Seite v - ... help busy teachers gain quick access to classroom-tested and age-appropriate activities that make the teaching of Shakespeare an easier task. Each regular activity, as well as each culminating activity, can be modified to be an individual or a group task, and the reviews and tests can be used as quick comprehension checks or formally scored assessments.
Seite xv - Curtains: fabrics draped around a bed that could be opened or closed for privacy Draw: Actors pull their swords from their sheathes. Enter: a direction for a character to enter the stage. This can be from the audience's right (stage right) or the audience's left (stage left). Enter Chorus: a direction for an actor to come to the center of the stage and offer some introductory comments, usually in blank verse or rhyming couplets. In Romeo and Juliet, the Chorus delivers a sonnet, a form of poetry...
Seite 6 - The devil a puritan that he is, or any thing constantly, but a time-pleaser ; an affectioned ass, that cons state without book, and utters it by great swarths : the best persuaded of himself; so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his ground of faith that all that look on him love him ; and on 130 that vice in him will my revenge find notable cause to work.
Seite xvi - ... was not unusual since it was accepted that the engagement period was as legally binding as the marriage. The couple had a daughter, Susanna, followed by twins, Hamnet and Judith. Not much is known about Shakespeare during the next seven years, but his name is listed as an actor in London by 1 592. This was a difficult time for the theater because measures to prevent the spread of the plague regularly closed the theaters. Between 1594 and 1595, Shakespeare joined the Chamberlain's Men as a playwright...