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Setting Shakespeare Free






They're Plays, They're Not Novels


Shakespeare makes not only students nervous, but sometimes also teachers. Freeing yourself from the notion that students need to know every word of a play to have learned it will set you free in your classroom.


Andrea Jackson, Director of Education for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, shares her advice for teachers starting Shakespeare in their elementary classrooms.

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"They're plays, they're not novels, they're meant to be heard and spoken... [teachers can] free themselves from the idea that they need to slavishly teach the whole play."

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