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Shakespeare - Hamlet | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, has come back from university to find that his father, the old king, is dead. His mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who is now king of Denmark. Hamlet is shocked that his mother has married so soon after his father’s death, and angry that she has married Claudius. Soon, a ghost is seen walking on the castle walls. The ghost looks like Hamlet’s father, the dead king. Hamlet can’t believe that his mother would marry the man who murdered her husband. A group of travelling actors arrives in town. Hamlet’s plan works. This of course means that Hamlet has killed the father of his girlfriend Ophelia. At the end of the play, all of the royal household of Denmark are dead.

Shakespeare in the classroom Shakespeare In The Classroom An inspirational educational video based on concepts from the Academy Award winning motion picture "Shakespeare In Love." Download the Companion Guide (PDF)More About "Shakespeare In Love" Introducing Shakespeare - Mia Smith I engelskans kursplan finns i det centrala innehållet följande bitar med. • Skönlitteratur och annan fiktion även i talad, dramatiserad och filmatiserad form. • Sånger och dikter. Är det bra jag som läser detta som en inbjudan att plocka in den stora barden i klassrummet? I år firar världen också att det är 400 år sedan Shakespeare dog, vilket ni kan läsa mer om här och även här. Perfekt läge att plocka in Shakespeare i klassrummet! Det har jag redan gjort i många år, vissa delar har jag använt många gånger, andra har jag utvecklat efter hand. Getting to know Shakespeare Som inledning till temat lät jag mina elever bekanta sig med Shakespeare via olika korta youtube-filmer. Vi gick igenom begreppen, några förklarade jag, andra inte. Shall I compare thee? Nästa fokus var Shakespeares sonetter. Eleverna fick sedan läsa den 18e sonetten, Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day parvis, med överdriven betoning på rytmen. Shakespeare’s language Romeo and Juliet Writing – Character analysis

Shakespeare Skip to content This lesson may be useful as an introductory lesson on Shakespeare. Introduction In this lesson, learners are introduced to Shakespeare as the topic for the lesson and pool the knowledge that they already have about him with a mind map and quiz activities. There are lots more materials available on the TeachingEnglish website to do further work on Shakespeare and his plays with your secondary learners: You and your learners can also find out more about Shakespeare with these links: Aims To learn about Shakespeare To practise reading skills To practise question formation To develop speaking skills Age group Young learners aged 12+ or adults Level CEFR level B1/B2 Time 60 minutes approximately Materials

Shakespeare for teens By being intimidated by the multilevel narrative and the stylised language we are missing out on some exceptional teaching materials. By depriving our EFL teens of Shakespeare we are depriving them of some of the most riveting, contemporary stories ever to be told in the English language. In your EFL classroom don’t skip it – exploit it! Don’t dumb it down – jazz it up! Why teach Shakespeare?What should I teach? Why teach Shakespeare? The fantastic stories.His plays are crammed with stimulating plots and sub-plots. What should I teach? Plays that motivate and excite youIf you know and love a play then you are already better equipped to sell it to your teenage audience.Plays on exam listsThe plays for 2008 are The Tempest, Richard III and Much Ado about Nothing. How can I teach Shakespeare? Emphasize the story firstThe story should always be the focal point of the lesson. Further Reading and ResourcesThere are endless articles about Shakespeare and his work on the internet.

YOLO Juliet. srsly Hamlet. Macbeth #killingit. Shakespeare goes textspeak Shakespeare took Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland and refashioned them into stories fit for the theatre – the most popular format of his time – transforming history into a rose that “might never die”. Now Penguin Random House and Brett Wright are returning the compliment, publishing Shakespeare’s classics in a medium made for the 21st century: textspeak. The OMG Shakespeare series, published under the Random House Books for Young Readers imprint, includes YOLO Juliet. srsly Hamlet. “Imagine: what if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? “Follow-back expert” Freddy Amazin wasn’t impressed, tweeting “Never wanted to burn a book before.” “I read Romeo and Juliet when I was a freshman in high school about 5 years ago. So there you go.

Talk Like Shakespeare - Home Mia Smith - ämnesspanare Funderar du på vad du ska göra för att fånga elevernas intresse på din provlektion inför språkvalet? Hur ska du presentera språket så att det verkar intressant för eleverna att välja det nya språket? En del väljer det språket som verkar vara lättare. En del väljer det språket som de kan få hjälp med hemma. Några väljer enligt grupptryck medan vissa väljer det språket som de inte tror ska vara populärt för att få vara med i en liten grupp och på det sättet få studiero. En del väljer det språket som verkar vara till stor nytta och andra väljer det som verkar vara det roligaste. Vi bör tydliggöra att läsa språket ska vara roligt men det kräver också engagemang speciellt när man ska ta ytterligare ett steg i utvecklingen och komma upp till nästa nivå. En lektion räcker inte till för att eleverna ska kunna genomföra ett säkert och informerat val och därför är det nyttigt att göra andra aktiviteter i samband med valet. Övergripande presentation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Språkspecifik presentation

Five myths about William Shakespeare Mythmaking about William Shakespeare is so common that it even has a name, “Bardolatry.” And it has been that way for centuries: The actor David Garrick’s 1769 “Shakespeare Jubilee” laid the foundation for the modern notion that Shakespeare was the greatest English writer of any age. In his own day, however, Shakespeare was simply considered among the greatest writers of his generation. 1. Roland Emmerich’s 2011 film “Anonymous,” which dramatizes the theory that the Earl of Oxford (Edward de Vere) was the author of Shakespeare’s works, has given fresh life to this stubborn myth. Shakespeare, however, was a well-known playwright, actor and theater co-owner. opinions Orlando Shooting Updates News and analysis on the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. post_newsletter348 follow-orlando true after3th false Opinions newsletter Thought-provoking opinions and commentary, in your inbox daily. Please provide a valid email address. 2. 3. 4. 5.

webenglish Warm-up Introduction to Shakespeare (<2:00) Pictures and phrases introducing main topics around a Shakespeare ThemeShakespeare Lives in 2016 (2:36) Introducing the year of celebration, 400 years after S’s deathIs Shakespeare Relevant to Modern Audiences? (1:49) Introductory Video, created using PowToon Songs Horrible Histories William Shakespeare Song A version with Lyrics hereGod, I Hate Shakespeare Funny song, with lyricsShakespeare In Love by Layla Kaylif, with lyricsShakespeare by Miranda Cosgrove, with lyrics Vocabulary Lesson Materials 22 FREE ESL shakespeare worksheets from ESLCollectiveSHAKESPEARE’S LIFE HANDOUT Pictures that summarise the facts. Reading Shakespeare Text and exercises to print (pdf)No Fear Shakespeare Shakespeare’s plays in the original version and a modern version side by sideWilliam Shakespeare powerpoint A comprehensive slideshare with 40 slides60 Seconds Shakespeare S’s plays written as newspaper articles Listening Watching Romeo and Juliet Other Plays More Materials

10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare — HISTORY Lists Did you know that some people think England’s beloved Bard never existed? According to one longstanding theory the literary masterpieces attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. Find out more about this hypothesis and explore other interesting aspects of Shakespeare’s life and legacy. Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare 1. Shakespeare’s father held a lot of different jobs, and at one point got paid to drink beer. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

englishclassinperformance Welcome to the English Class in Performance website. Here, you will find abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays, edited and with added stage directions in order to be easily performed or studied by a high school English class. They are free to use and distribute subject to the liscence given at the bottom of the page. Learning by Doing The story of English Class in Performance begins with one man and his revolutionary way to help students understand Shakespeare. The man was Brian Whitmore, of Spectrum Community School, of Victoria, BC, and his method was to take his students out of the classroom and into the school theatre, and have them plan, rehearse and perform the play (with props, lighting and full costumes) over the course of about two and a half weeks. There was only one catch with Mr. The Plays Each of these are edited, abridged versions of the original plays and run from thrity to about forty-five minutes. The plays below are all in .PDF format. Terms of Use ---Contact---

Shakespeare our way - elevernas tolkningar - Mia Smith Som jag redan beskrivit har mina elever i år 8 och 9 fått lära känna Shakespeare i allmänhet och Romeo & Julia i synnerhet inom ramen för engelskundervisningen, upplägget har jag beskrivit i följande blogginlägg: och Mycket av upplägget är klassiska uppgifter, men den avslutande utmaningen är den som utmärker projektet, och den där eleverna fått möjlighet att ta ut svängarna lite extra. Många av dem har gjort detta med bravur och jag vill visa upp några exempel på hur de valt att tolka uppgiften. De exempel jag visar upp är inte nödvändigtvis de bästa eller mest unika, men de representerar olika varianter av tolkningar och påvisar en bredd. Eleverna går i år 8 och 9 på Vallhamra skola och har alla givit mig sitt godkännande att publicera deras verk. Uppgiften gick ut på att välja en del av berättelsen om Romeo & Julia och göra en egen tolkning. Chattar i sociala medier Vlog