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Speeches from Shakespeare



 

 
 

 

Could William Shakespeare be the greatest speechwriter in the English language? High school teacher Scott O'Neil uses speeches from a variety of Shakespeare's plays to introduce students to the richness of the language and build their confidence as students of literature.

 

"This lesson can be re-created with any number of plays. It's particularly useful for non-canonical plays, since you don't need the whole book. Titus Andronicus is routinely a favorite among my students, and they never would have been exposed to it otherwise," he says.

 

To give Scott's lesson on speeches from King Lear a try, click here.

 

 
King Lear



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Teaching Module: Great Speeches by William Shakespeare



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