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.
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!
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.