Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's English History Plays by Laurie Ellinghausen

By Laurie Ellinghausen

Shakespeare's heritage performs make up approximately a 3rd of his corpus and have iconic characters like Falstaff, the younger Prince Hal, and Richard III--as good as unforgettable scenes just like the storming of Harfleur. yet those performs additionally current demanding situations for lecturers, who have to support scholars comprehend moving dynastic feuds, manifold thoughts of political energy, and early smooth principles of the physique politic, kingship, and nationhood.

Part 1 of this quantity, "Materials," introduces teachers to the various variations of the performs, the wealth of contextual and demanding writings on hand, and different assets. half 2, "Approaches," comprises essays on subject matters as numerous as masculinity and gender, utilizing the performs within the composition school room, and instructing the performs via Shakespeare's personal resources, movie, tv, and the net. The essays aid teachers educate works which are poetically and emotionally wealthy in addition to attention-grabbing in how they depict Shakespeare's imaginative and prescient of his nation's previous and present.

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