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These modules have been featured on our site in the past, and many of them have been discussed in the Teachers' Lounge. Check them out if you're new to this site or just looking for new ideas.
 
Archived Teaching Modules Listed by Topic:

Introducing Shakespeare
General Teaching Modules
Curricular Units
Elementary Teaching Modules
Film in Teaching Modules
Interactive Media Teaching Modules
Multi-play Teaching Modules
Primary Source Material Teaching Modules
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 2
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Love's Labours Lost
Macbeth
         
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
Sonnets
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English Language Learners (ELL)
Other Teaching Modules
Pre-Reading
Technology

 
Introducing Shakespeare
A Casket, A Casket
A Close Reading of Shakespeare On Your Feet
An Actor's View of Shakespeare
Bad Bard/Good Bard: Coming to Character through Preconceptions of Shakespearean Acting
Bewitching Three Sisters: Introducing Macbeth Through Performance
Bill's Allusive Nature: An Introduction to Shakespeare
Calling All Directors
Fairy-Fair, Truth or Dare
Famous Death Lines
Fathers and Sons in I Henry IV
Great Speeches by William Shakespeare
Hamlet’s Journey: What is a Hero?
"I am a pirate with a wooden leg": Stomping Iambic Pentameter
I want to believe: Astrologers and Sceptics in King Lear
Illuminating Macbeth
Illumination of text
Introducing the Ghost: Asking Questions and Finding Answers
It's All In The Way You Say It
Knock, Knock, or Whose Line is it anyway?
"Look here upon th's picture": Annotating Images
"Music Be the Food of Love": Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip Hop
"My ___ is nothing like ___" Sonnet 130 and Building a Poem
Nursery rhyme Shakespeare?
Pantomime Pre-reading for Hamlet
Pause - What did you say?
Performing Sonnets
Plotting the Prologue: Romeo and Juliet
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
"Seeing things with parted eye."
Seeking Shakespeare in Local Communities
Shakespeare Sound Out: Building Atmosphere 
Shakespeare Storyboard: Pre-Reading the Play
Shakespeare, the 900-pound Guerilla: or Performing Scenes for Unsuspecting Audiences
"Shall I compare...?" Sonnet 18
Six Characters in Search of a Play
Six Characters in Search of A Play Part 2: Tableau Revelations
Sonnet Illumination
Star-Crossed Scramble
Text Map: the Structure of Shakespearean Drama
That Devilish Tinker Bell!
Thrusting Greatness Upon Television 3(Series of 4)
Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 2 (Series of 4)
"To Show Virtue Her Own Feature," Insider's Guide to Hamlet: Ophelia’s Madness
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 1 (Series of 4)
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 4 (Series of 4)
When Shall We Three Meet Again?
Who's the Fool in King Lear
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
 
General Teaching Modules

“The Bullies and The Bullied: The World of Othello”
A Boxful of Character
A Close Reading of Shakespeare On Your Feet
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Acting in marriage-is it on stage or off?
An Actor's View of Shakespeare
Arguing the point in Meaure for Measure
Bad Bard/Good Bard: Coming to Character through Preconceptions of Shakespearean Acting
Bill's Allusive Nature: An Introduction to Shakespeare
Bloody Business
Calling All Directors
Can you hear Macbeth now?
"Change slander to remorse": Unscripted Scenes
Character Found Poems: Investigating Language in Twelfth Night
Color-coding Richard III
Conspiracy after the Storm: Editing Dual murder plots in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Easing into Shakespeare with a Modern Sonnet: Lesson 1 
Enter Players: Constructing Character Connections in Hamlet
Examining Redemption in King Lear
Exploring Archetypes in Shakespeare
Exploring Rhythm in Richard III
Famous Death Lines
Fools for Love in King Lear
"For I Can Speak Against the Thing I Say"-An Antithesis Scavenger Hunt
"For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings"
Getting the Company Ready: Preparing for a group performance
Great Speeches by William Shakespeare
Help!
"I am a pirate with a wooden leg": Stomping Iambic Pentameter
"I am determined to prove a villain"
Richard III, Shakespeare, and the Creation of Villains

"I Banish You": Using Visual and Auditory Imagery to Connect with speech
"I Will Hear That Play": Using Sound to Enhance the Text
"If You'll a willing Ear Incline"--the audience in the play
Illuminating Language in Love's Labor's Lost
Illuminating Language in Love's Labor's Lost
Illuminating Our Human Experiences: Soliloquy from Hamlet 
Imagining Back Story: Creating an Artifact for an Extra-Extended Text
In the guise of a Glogster
Inside Hamlet
It's All In The Way You Say It
Lesson 11:Cutting Antony's speeches: "I am meek and gentle with these butchers"
Lesson 15: "Tear him for his bad verses:" Cinna the poet and Shakespeare's Sonnets. 
Lesson 16: "Their names are pricked."    
Lesson 18: Cracking Cassius
Lesson 19: Friendship in Julius Caesar  
Lesson 20: Direct the Ghost of Caesar
Lesson 21: Betrayal or Honest Mistake?
Lesson 22: As constant as the Northern Star: Examining Static and Dynamic Characters in Julius Caesar.
Lesson 23 "Good Words are Better than Bad Strokes"
Mapping Shakespeare
Measure for Measure: Illuminating the script
Merely Players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic Voices in Monologues. Day 2 of 3
Merely Players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic Voices in monologues. Day 1 of 3
Message in a Bottle
Mixing it up with Romeo and Juliet
"Music Be the Food of Love": Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip Hop
"No darkness but ignorance:" the Fools in Twelfth Night
"Not her Fool, but her corrupter of words"-- a Twelfth Night Festival
Not Much Unlike Stageplayers
"Now, unto thy bones, goodnight."
"O, fie, fie, fie!" The psychology of Meter and Rhythm
Oral commentary in Richard 111
Parenting 101
Performing Modernized Shakespeare
Play mapping Shakespeare's plays
Playing the Fool
Pop Culture Fools in King Lear
"Rather cut a little"
"Remembrance of Yours...." Analyzing characters using mementos.
Shakespeare By Choice
Shakespeare in Parts
Shakespeare Storyboard: Pre-Reading the Play
Shakespeare Wall

Speak (and Show) the Speech, I Pray You”—
"Speak What We Feel, Not What We Ought to Say"
Text Map: the Structure of Shakespearean Drama
That Devilish Tinker Bell!
The Art of Poetry: The Lunatic, The Lover, and the Poet
The Secret life of Minor Characters
The Tempest: Picture Poems
"Things that do presage."
Thrusting Greatness Upon Television 3(Series of 4)
Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 2 (Series of 4)
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 1 (Series of 4)
Unlocking Soliloquies and Unleashing "the Dogs of War"
Using Tableaux Vivants in Much Ado About Nothing
"What are these...?"
What is Hamlet thinking?
When Fair is Foul: Paradox and Equivocation in Macbeth
"Who's there?": Acting in the Dark
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
 
Curricular Units
“Close Reading” of a Sonnet: Lesson 7 
Easing into Shakespeare with a Modern Sonnet: Lesson 1 
Juliet vs. Laura:  Lesson 6 
Petrarch, Father of the Sonnet:  Lesson 2 
Shakespeare's Sisters & Modern Sonnets:  Lesson 10 
Shakespeare's Sonnet 138:  Lesson 5 
Sonnet Performances: Shakespeare’s Sonnets as Scripts: Lesson 9 
Spenser, Shakespeare, and the "Blazon":  Lesson 4 
The English Sonnet: Michael Drayton:  Lesson 3 
UNIT: Crafting a Character - The Making of Shylock
UNIT: Family Matters in Hamlet and King Lear
UNIT: She's a Lady...Or is She? Examining dress and behavior in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
UNIT: The Shipwrecked Woman in Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Film
Writing a Group Sonnet:  Lesson 8 
 
Elementary Teaching Modules
A Boxful of Character
A Casket, A Casket
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Fairy-Fair, Truth or Dare
It's Elementary!: Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare
Mistaken Identities, Misrepresentations, and Changes of Mind in Twelfth Night, Lesson 1 of 3
Mistaken Identities, Misrepresentations, and Changes of Mind in Twelfth Night, Lesson 2 of 3
Mistaken Identities, Misrepresentations, and Changes of Mind in Twelfth Night, Lesson 3 of 3
"My ___ is nothing like ___" Sonnet 130 and Building a Poem
Plotting the Prologue: Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Sound Out: Building Atmosphere 
Shakespeare Storyboard: Pre-Reading the Play
"Shall I compare...?" Sonnet 18
Six Characters in Search of a Play
Six Characters in Search of A Play Part 2: Tableau Revelations
Star-Crossed Scramble
When Shall We Three Meet Again?
When...Then...So... Sonnet 29
 
Film in Teaching Modules
“Such Friends Are Thine Enemies": Dangerous Language in Othello
Anon Methought the Umbrellas Began to Move
Discovering Shakespeare's language through Sonnet 27
"Do you see the light?"
Enter Ophelia: Stage Directions, Promptbooks, and Film
"For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings"
Hamlet’s Journey: What is a Hero?
"I Banish You": Using Visual and Auditory Imagery to Connect with speech
Illuminating Macbeth
Illumination of text
"Knock, knock"
Knock, Knock, or Whose Line is it anyway?
Performing Modernized Shakespeare
"Picturing Shakespeare: Creating Illuminated Texts"
"Then Begins a Journey in my Head": Hamlet, Tourist of the Mind
UNIT: Crafting a Character - The Making of Shylock
UNIT: The Shipwrecked Woman in Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Film
"We few, we happy few": Motivational Speech in Henry V
What does a sonnet mean?
You Can't Go Home Again (or, If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother)
 
Interactive Media Teaching Modules
“Such Friends Are Thine Enemies": Dangerous Language in Othello
AA "They Smack of Honor Both"
Bill's Allusive Nature: An Introduction to Shakespeare
Discovering Shakespeare's language through Sonnet 27
"Divinity of hell!": Soliloquies, Cutting and Computers
"Do you see the light?"
Enter Ophelia: Stage Directions, Promptbooks, and Film
Folger on the Ramparts
"For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings"
Hamlet’s Journey: What is a Hero?
"I Banish You": Using Visual and Auditory Imagery to Connect with speech
"I Will Hear That Play": Using Sound to Enhance the Text
Illuminating Macbeth
Illumination of text
"Importing the Argument": Dis-Covering Hamlet’s Soliloquies
In the guise of a Glogster
Lesson 23 "Good Words are Better than Bad Strokes"
Lights, Camera, Action
Merely Players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic Voices in monologues. Day 1 of 3
Much Ado About Illumination
"Now, unto thy bones, goodnight."
Of Passions Sundry and Strange
Paparazzi Shakespeare: Ophelia’s Madness Revealed!
"Picturing Shakespeare: Creating Illuminated Texts"
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
Questions of Kingship in King Lear
"Rather cut a little"
Relay Shakespeare: Sharing Hamlet’s Soliloquies
"Seeing things with parted eye."
Seeking Shakespeare in Local Communities
"Showing the Picture": Character and Passage Illuminations in Twelfth Night
"Strike a Pose:" Music and Vogueing in The Winter's Tale
"Then Begins a Journey in my Head": Hamlet, Tourist of the Mind
"To Show Virtue Her Own Feature," Insider's Guide to Hamlet: Ophelia’s Madness
Twelfth Night-The Musical!
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 4 (Series of 4)
What does a sonnet mean?
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
"Words, words, words"
www.As You Like It
www.Caesar
www.Hamlet
www.Lear
www.Macbeth
www.Merchant of Venice
www.Midsummer
www.Othello
www.Richard II
"You should not have believed me": Multiple Readings of Hamlet
 
Multi-play Teaching Modules
Bad Bard/Good Bard: Coming to Character through Preconceptions of Shakespearean Acting
Calling All Directors
Famous Death Lines
Great Speeches by William Shakespeare
Imagining Back Story: Creating an Artifact for an Extra-Extended Text
"In the round": Shakespeare Socratic Seminar
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
"Music Be the Food of Love": Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip Hop

Speak (and Show) the Speech, I Pray You”—
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
 
Primary Source Material Teaching Modules
17th Century Pick-up Lines: "Your words like musick please me"
17th Century Rules of Marriage
"A rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear:" original line or familiar find?
AA "They Smack of Honor Both"
Do Clothes Make the Man?
Enter Ophelia: Stage Directions, Promptbooks, and Film
Fools Following the Fools
Get Thee to Wife!
Hamlet and the Pirates
"How to choose a good Wife from a bad...": Were Othello and Desdemona doomed from the start?
Lesson 08: Prithee, Pause!
Lesson 17: In Search of Caesar's Ghost    
"Let all of his complexion choose me so": Elizabethan Perceptions of Africans
"Look here upon th's picture": Annotating Images
Mars vs. Venus in Renaissance England: Women and Men in The Winter's Tale
"Money for Something:" Understanding Usury in The Merchant of Venice
Multiple Texts, Multiple Editions
Not Much Unlike Stageplayers
Nurture that Nature
Of Passions Sundry and Strange
Parenting 101
"Purge him of that humour": Leontes' Sickness and Cure
Pyramus and Thisbe, Page to Stage
Questions of Kingship in King Lear
Shakespeare in Parts
The Art of Poetry: The Lunatic, The Lover, and the Poet
The Good and the Badde: Are Stereotypes a Perfect Fit?
To Love, Honor and Obey (One's Parents!)
UNIT: Crafting a Character - The Making of Shylock
UNIT: She's a Lady...Or is She? Examining dress and behavior in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
"What are these...?"
What's Your Sign?
Why is Leontes Jealous? Finding a Cause in The Winter's Tale
 
As You Like It
Lose the Lute!
Playing the Fool
Sculptures of the Seven Ages
Touchstone vs. Jaques:  Analyzing Mood in As You Like It
UNIT: She's a Lady...Or is She? Examining dress and behavior in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
www.As You Like It
 
The Comedy of Errors
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Twins and Duplicity in The Comedy of Errors
 
Cymbeline
Enter the Evil Stepmother
Romans in Britain, or Classical Colonialism
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
 
Hamlet
A Guilty Gertrude: Performing Speaking and Silent Moments in Hamlet
Emulating Shakespeare: To Snooze or Not To Snooze
Enter Ophelia: Stage Directions, Promptbooks, and Film
Enter Players: Constructing Character Connections in Hamlet
Folger on the Ramparts
Hamlet and the Pirates
Hamlet’s Journey: What is a Hero?
"Importing the Argument": Dis-Covering Hamlet’s Soliloquies
Inside Hamlet
Introducing the Ghost: Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Lesson 04: What, Did Caesar Swoon?
Like, Wow
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Pantomime Pre-reading for Hamlet
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
"Remembrance of Yours...." Analyzing characters using mementos.
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Found Monologues for Minor Characters
Text Map: the Structure of Shakespearean Drama
"Then Begins a Journey in my Head": Hamlet, Tourist of the Mind
"To be or not to be" -- Appreciating the Language and Interpreting the Meaning of Hamlet's Soliloquy
"To Show Virtue Her Own Feature," Insider's Guide to Hamlet: Ophelia’s Madness
"Touching this vision": Imagery in Hamlet
UNIT: Family Matters in Hamlet and King Lear
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
What is Hamlet thinking?
Who is Gertrude, Really?
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
www.Hamlet
You Can't Go Home Again (or, If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother)
"You should not have believed me": Multiple Readings of Hamlet
 
Henry IV, Part 1
Exploring Archetypes in Shakespeare
Fathers and Sons in I Henry IV
 
Henry V
"We few, we happy few": Motivational Speech in Henry V
 
Henry VI, Part 2
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
 
Julius Caesar
Antony vs. Brutus
Lesson 01: Pre-reading for Julius Caesar
Lesson 02: Pre-reading, Day Two
Lesson 03: "...The Eye Sees Not Itself:" Reading Images
Lesson 04: What, Did Caesar Swoon?
Lesson 05: Persuasive Speech in Julius Caesar
Lesson 06: The Adder and the Ladder: Figurative Language as Persuasion in Julius Caesar
Lesson 07: Editing the Conspiracy: Julius Caesar 2.1.94-252
Lesson 08: Prithee, Pause!
Lesson 09: Would the real Portia please stand up?
Lesson 10: True and Honorable Wives?
Lesson 11:Cutting Antony's speeches: "I am meek and gentle with these butchers"
Lesson 12: Following the Blood  
Lesson 13: How to Move the Crowd: The Persuasive, Powerful Rhetoric of Mark Antony
Lesson 14: Vox Populi: Brutus's Speech and the Response of the Plebeians  
Lesson 15: "Tear him for his bad verses:" Cinna the poet and Shakespeare's Sonnets. 
Lesson 16: "Their names are pricked."    
Lesson 17: In Search of Caesar's Ghost    
Lesson 18: Cracking Cassius
Lesson 19: Friendship in Julius Caesar  
Lesson 20: Direct the Ghost of Caesar
Lesson 21: Betrayal or Honest Mistake?
Lesson 22: As constant as the Northern Star: Examining Static and Dynamic Characters in Julius Caesar.
Lesson 23 "Good Words are Better than Bad Strokes"
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Pause - What did you say?

Speak (and Show) the Speech, I Pray You”—
The Secret life of Minor Characters
"Things that do presage."
"This Was the Noblest Roman of Them All"
Unlocking Soliloquies and Unleashing "the Dogs of War"
www.Caesar
 
King Lear
And We All Sit Down: Status in King Lear
Blow, Crack, and Rage
Examining redemption in Fences and King Lear
Examining Redemption in King Lear
Festival of Fools
Fools for Love in King Lear
Great Speeches by William Shakespeare
I want to believe: Astrologers and Sceptics in King Lear
"I will not hear that play": Performing a Silent Scene
King Lear's Storm
King Lear- Cut a Scene
Multiple Texts, Multiple Editions
Nothing to Lear but Lear Himself
O, Lear's Many Reasons
Of Passions Sundry and Strange
Pop Culture Fools in King Lear
Questions of Kingship in King Lear
Reader's Theater, King Lear, and the Language of Gesture
"Speak What We Feel, Not What We Ought to Say"
"The World's Asleep": But Not Your Classroom
To Love, Honor and Obey (One's Parents!)
Trickery and Foolery in King Lear
UNIT: Family Matters in Hamlet and King Lear
"Who is it that can tell me who I am?": Performances of Lear's Speeches
Who's the Fool in King Lear
www.Lear
 
Love's Labours Lost
Illuminating Language in Love's Labor's Lost
 
Macbeth
AA "They Smack of Honor Both"
Acting in marriage-is it on stage or off?
And. . . Freeze!
Anon Methought the Umbrellas Began to Move
Bewitching Three Sisters: Introducing Macbeth Through Performance
Bloody Business
Can you hear Macbeth now?
"Double, double, toil and trouble": A Dual Exploration of Macbeth
Getting the Company Ready: Preparing for a group performance
Hark! The Sounds of Murder
"Knock, knock"
Knock, Knock, or Whose Line is it anyway?
Macbeth: A Three-Dimensional Approach
Macbeth: What's Up with the Crime Scene?
Pause - What did you say?
Screwing Courage in Macbeth
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Found Monologues for Minor Characters
The 32-second Macbeth
The Macbeth Tango
"What are these...?"
When Fair is Foul: Paradox and Equivocation in Macbeth
"Who's there?": Acting in the Dark
www.Macbeth
 
Measure for Measure
Arguing the point in Meaure for Measure
"Change slander to remorse": Unscripted Scenes
"For I Can Speak Against the Thing I Say"-An Antithesis Scavenger Hunt
"If You'll a willing Ear Incline"--the audience in the play
Imagining Back Story: Creating an Artifact for an Extra-Extended Text
In the guise of a Glogster
Measure for Measure: Are You Talkin' to Me?
Measure for Measure: Illuminating the script
"O, fie, fie, fie!" The psychology of Meter and Rhythm
Play mapping Shakespeare's plays
"Rather cut a little"
"Say you will be mine": Unspoken Answers and Unscripted Scenes
 
The Merchant of Venice
A Casket, A Casket
Can't Buy Me Love?
Complexity of character in The Merchant of Venice
Do Clothes Make the Man?
Get Thee to Wife!
"I am not well": Unspoken Endings and Unscripted scenes
"I crave the law"
"Let all of his complexion choose me so": Elizabethan Perceptions of Africans
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Merely Players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic Voices in Monologues. Day 2 of 3
Merely Players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic Voices in monologues. Day 1 of 3
"Money for Something:" Understanding Usury in The Merchant of Venice
Playing Humanity: Comparing Shylock and Antonio
Shakespeare in Parts
"Sir, the people must have their voices": Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Found Monologues for Minor Characters
UNIT: Crafting a Character - The Making of Shylock
UNIT: She's a Lady...Or is She? Examining dress and behavior in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
Welcome to Venice
Whatever Happened to Shylock?
www.Merchant of Venice
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Scene of Tragical Mirth
Fairy-Fair, Truth or Dare
False Starts
Get Thee to Wife!
Guess that Play
"I Will Hear That Play": Using Sound to Enhance the Text
"I will not hear that play": Performing a Silent Scene
Interviewing the Players
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Not Much Unlike Stageplayers
Nurture that Nature
Pyramus and Thisbe, Page to Stage
Shakespeare Sound Out: Building Atmosphere 
Six Characters in Search of a Play
Six Characters in Search of A Play Part 2: Tableau Revelations
"Such Affection Move": Finding Staging Clues in A Midsummer Night's Dream
That Devilish Tinker Bell!
The Art of Poetry: The Lunatic, The Lover, and the Poet
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
"Very tragical mirth:" Romeo and Pyramus, Juliet and Thisbe
www.Midsummer
 
Much Ado About Nothing
"Change slander to remorse": Unscripted Scenes
Dogberry: The Most Vigitant Lawman Ever
Hero vs. Claudio: A Case of Slander
Lose the Lute!
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Much Ado About Illumination
"Now, unto thy bones, goodnight."
Tickling the Brain
To Love, Honor and Obey (One's Parents!)
 
Othello
"’Tis Something, Nothing": Motive Hunting With Iago
“Such Friends Are Thine Enemies": Dangerous Language in Othello

“The Bullies and The Bullied: The World of Othello”
Catching the Beat: Exploring the Function of Verse in Othello
"Divinity of hell!": Soliloquies, Cutting and Computers
Fear and Loathing in Othello
"How to choose a good Wife from a bad...": Were Othello and Desdemona doomed from the start?
"I am not what I am"
Investigating Othello: Peeling Away Layers of Meaning
MTV Othello
"O Beware, Sir, of Jealousy:" Passion and Jealousy in Othello and the Sonnets
Stop, Look and Listen: The Images Behind Shakespeare's Words (Day 1 of 3)
Stop, Look and Listen: The Images Behind Shakespeare's Words (Day 2 of 3)
Stop, Look and Listen: The Images Behind Shakespeare's Words (Day 3 of 3)
The Trial of Iago: "To you. . . remains the censure of this hellish villian"
"Thou hast set me on the rack": A Dramatic Reading of Iago's Most Poisonous Lines
Where Do They Stand?: Perspectives on Othello's Marriage
"Words, words, words"
www.Othello
 
Richard II
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
www.Richard II
 
Richard III
Color-coding Richard III
Exploring Rhythm in Richard III
Oral commentary in Richard 111
 
Romeo and Juliet
17th Century Pick-up Lines: "Your words like musick please me"
17th Century Rules of Marriage
A Close Reading of Shakespeare On Your Feet
"A rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear:" original line or familiar find?
Figurative Language Alive: Balcony Scene Charades
Get Thee to Wife!
"Here's much to do with hate, but more with love": The Prologue in Romeo and Juliet
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
Mixing it up with Romeo and Juliet
Parenting 101
Performing Time, Status, and Genre in Romeo and Juliet
Plotting the Prologue: Romeo and Juliet
Pyramus and Thisbe, Page to Stage
Romeo and Juliet...Unfinished Business?
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Found Monologues for Minor Characters

Speak (and Show) the Speech, I Pray You”—
Star-Crossed Scramble
The Full Bodied Romeo
To Love, Honor and Obey (One's Parents!)
"Very tragical mirth:" Romeo and Pyramus, Juliet and Thisbe
What's Your Sign?
"You are a saucy boy": Unscripted Scenes in Romeo and Juliet
 
Sonnets
“Close Reading” of a Sonnet: Lesson 7 
Easing into Shakespeare with a Modern Sonnet: Lesson 1 
Juliet vs. Laura:  Lesson 6 
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Tortured Sonnets
"My ___ is nothing like ___" Sonnet 130 and Building a Poem
"O Beware, Sir, of Jealousy:" Passion and Jealousy in Othello and the Sonnets
"O how I faint when I of you do write:" Analyzing Shakespearean Sonnets Using "SOAPSTone" and Performance
Performing Sonnets
Petrarch, Father of the Sonnet:  Lesson 2 
Shakespeare's Sisters & Modern Sonnets:  Lesson 10 
Shakespeare's Sonnet 138:  Lesson 5 
"Shall I compare...?" Sonnet 18
Sonnet Illumination
Sonnet Performances: Shakespeare’s Sonnets as Scripts: Lesson 9 
Spenser, Shakespeare, and the "Blazon":  Lesson 4 
The English Sonnet: Michael Drayton:  Lesson 3 
When...Then...So... Sonnet 29
Writing a Group Sonnet:  Lesson 8 
 
The Taming of the Shrew
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
The Good and the Badde: Are Stereotypes a Perfect Fit?
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
 
The Tempest
Ariel, the (occasionally) tricksy spirit
Lose the Lute!
Message in a Bottle
Pause - What did you say?
Prospero: Turkey or Tyrant?
"Some excellent dumb discourse:" Caliban as native American
Tempest in the Lunchroom
The Tempest: Picture Poems
 
Twelfth Night
"Blame not this haste of mine": Creating a scene for Twelfth Night
Character Found Poems: Investigating Language in Twelfth Night
Lights, Camera, Action
"Look here upon th's picture": Annotating Images
Lose the Lute!
Mind your own Stage Business
"No darkness but ignorance:" the Fools in Twelfth Night
"Not her Fool, but her corrupter of words"-- a Twelfth Night Festival
"O Time, thou must untangle this": Tangling up the Love in Twelfth Night
"Olivia, May I....?" Using movement to analyze Cesario's suit in Twelfth Night.
Puzzling through the order of things in Twelfth Night
Shakespeare in Parts
Shakespeare's Secret Weddings: Historical Context in Performance
"Showing the Picture": Character and Passage Illuminations in Twelfth Night
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them: Found Monologues for Minor Characters
Survivor: Illyria
"That quaffing and drinking will undo you"
The Bullying of Malvolio
The Twelve Fates of Twelfth Night
Thrusting Greatness Upon Television 3(Series of 4)
Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 2 (Series of 4)
Twelfth Night-The Musical!
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 1 (Series of 4)
Twelfth Night: Thrusting Greatness Upon the Television 4 (Series of 4)
Twelfth Night: What's so funny?
UNIT: Using Music to Explore Shakespeare's Characters
UNIT: The Shipwrecked Woman in Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Film
 
The Winter's Tale
Fools Following the Fools
Leontes from Head to Toe
Lose the Lute!
Mars vs. Venus in Renaissance England: Women and Men in The Winter's Tale
"Purge him of that humour": Leontes' Sickness and Cure
"Strike a Pose:" Music and Vogueing in The Winter's Tale
Why is Leontes Jealous? Finding a Cause in The Winter's Tale
 
English as a Second Language (ESL)
A Casket, A Casket
Enter Players: Constructing Character Connections in Hamlet
Fairy-Fair, Truth or Dare
Famous Death Lines
Introducing the Ghost: Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Pantomime Pre-reading for Hamlet
"Remembrance of Yours...." Analyzing characters using mementos.
Star-Crossed Scramble
Text Map: the Structure of Shakespearean Drama
"To be or not to be" -- Appreciating the Language and Interpreting the Meaning of Hamlet's Soliloquy
What is Hamlet thinking?
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
 
English Language Learners (ELL)
A Casket, A Casket
Enter Players: Constructing Character Connections in Hamlet
Fairy-Fair, Truth or Dare
Famous Death Lines
Introducing the Ghost: Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Pantomime Pre-reading for Hamlet
"Remembrance of Yours...." Analyzing characters using mementos.
Star-Crossed Scramble
Text Map: the Structure of Shakespearean Drama
"To be or not to be" -- Appreciating the Language and Interpreting the Meaning of Hamlet's Soliloquy
What is Hamlet thinking?
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
 
Other Teaching Modules
"Let's get physical!"
Merely players: Examining Authentic/Inauthentic voices in monologues. Day 3 of 3
"On the Outside, Looking In": Introducing the Outsider theme in The Merchant of Venice
War and Remembrance: St.Crispin's Day speech from Henry V
 
Pre-Reading
Pantomime Pre-reading for Hamlet
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
Shakespeare Storyboard: Pre-Reading the Play
Wordles, Wordles, Wordles: Pre-Reading for Hamlet Using Key Words
 
Technology
Hamlet’s Journey: What is a Hero?
"Importing the Argument": Dis-Covering Hamlet’s Soliloquies
Paparazzi Shakespeare: Ophelia’s Madness Revealed!
Pre-Reading Hamlet with "Hamlet: An Insider’s Guide"
Relay Shakespeare: Sharing Hamlet’s Soliloquies

Speak (and Show) the Speech, I Pray You”—
"To Show Virtue Her Own Feature," Insider's Guide to Hamlet: Ophelia’s Madness
 


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