Shakespeare

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Shakespeare
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Wed, 04-08-2009 - 5:36pm

Any of you English teachers out there that can recommend good materials to teach Hamlet and King Lear?


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Registered: 04-21-2008
In reply to: trouchflute
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 7:04pm

I don't teach either play, but if you want to make "Hamlet" accessible to younger students, show them "The Lion King." The story parallels "Hamlet." You might also want to think about using the Mel Gibson version of "Hamlet" (I have yet to find the gumption and ability to sit through Kenneth Branaugh's 4 hour version!). I remember watching in high school and thinking that it brought the play to life.

You might also try Web English Teacher and Folger Shakespeare Library. Those two websites have been the best places to find material when I've been looking for it. You might also try the BBC: I found some interesting things there for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" this year. This website: http://www.pathguy.com/hamlet.htm has some very interesting things concerning a number of Shakespeare's plays. If you need more resources, feel free to email me or message me. I have a litany of Shakespeare things bookmarked on my home computer and my work computer.


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Registered: 03-24-2003
In reply to: trouchflute
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 7:06pm

http://www.thinkfinity.org/EducatorHome.aspx


This is the link to Thinkfinity. You can search by key words, grade level and the type of materials needed, lesson plans, multimedia, worksheets etc.

Sherry