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Teaching Shakespeare Series

Audio and Video Resources

Short, instructive audio and video podcasts bring you strategies for successfully teaching Shakespeare to students of all abilities. Although many of these focus on a particular play, the methods are adapatable for any Shakespeare play.

Interpreting Character
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Remixing Shakespeare
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Is that your sandwich?
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Interpreting Character

Carlisle High English teacher Sue Biondo-Hench shows how a short scene—sometimes even a single line of text—can provide extraordinary insights into the major characters and themes of a play.


Remixing Shakespeare
Christopher Shamburg shows you step-by-step how to create original audio dramas with your students using scenes from Shakespeare.

Living Iambic Pentameter

Getting a feel for the rhythm of Shakespeare's language—a great ice-breaker when starting Shakespeare!


Tableaux Vivants (Living Pictures)
Shakespeare's language is filled with imagery. This exercise connects students with Shakespeare's text and gets them physicalizing sometimes complex ideas.


Is That Your Sandwich?
Text and Subtext - minor changes in inflection can have major impact on meaning!

Occupation Romeo
Playing style offers great insight into how different motives can greatly affect the meaning of a single piece of text—plus it's fun!



Macbeth: The Teacher's Edition

Teachers, scholars, and theater artists share their best practices for teaching Shakespeare's Scottish play.

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