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Q: Suggestions for a Shakespeare Class
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0489  Thursday, 21 May 1998.

From:           Alicia Connolly-Lohr <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 May 1998 09:04:34 EDT
Subject: Homework
Comment:        Easy SHK Homework

I'm putting together a proposal to teach an adult evening class which
will be introductory Shakespeare or beginning appreciation of
Shakespeare, geared toward adults who have never read SHK but want to
learn. I'm a lawyer not a teacher.   I'm approaching a small VoTech
school which has adult Ed courses.  I'll use videos of SHK movie
productions and have the students read the text with the plays or
afterwards.  I'll have some classroom discussion about language and
historical and cultural tidbits.  I'd like to build in some homework or
in-class exercises which are fairly elementary.   The main focus will be
to help people to fundamentally understand and appreciate the language,
the plot and the characters.  I'm thinking of doing Hamlet (my
favorite), Richard III and Midsummer Night's Dream and one more if time
permits.  Do people have suggestions for short exercises that don't
require outside research which would generate some critical thinking and
discussion?

Thanks in advance from an amateur that loves this group!

  --- Alicia Connolly-Lohr
      Oklahoma City
 

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