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TheaterCrafts

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6 to 12
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This theatrical oddity includes significant content in some areas, but is weak in others. While it's hit-and-miss, we've listed this one because theater education resources of any sort...more
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This theatrical oddity includes significant content in some areas, but is weak in others. While it's hit-and-miss, we've listed this one because theater education resources of any sort are difficult to find.

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Shakespeare: Subject to Change - Cable in the Classroom

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9 to 12
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Here's a great look at Shakespeare's words and the ways in which the subsequent editing and re-staging of his plays may have altered the Bard's original ideas. The site requires ...more
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Here's a great look at Shakespeare's words and the ways in which the subsequent editing and re-staging of his plays may have altered the Bard's original ideas. The site requires a high-speed connection, but those who have one will be rewarded with lots of animation, sound, and an engaging treatment of the content.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), shakespeare (131)

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Try this one on a class of students who think there's only one way to see Shakespeare.
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Musicals 101

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6 to 12
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This one's admittedly for fans of musical productions, but music and theater teachers will likely find a good deal of useful information and guidance here. The content includes sections...more
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This one's admittedly for fans of musical productions, but music and theater teachers will likely find a good deal of useful information and guidance here. The content includes sections on how musicals are written, staged, and produced, as well as a section on show rights and recordings. Bring your own makeup.

tag(s): acting (27), composers (21), dance (28)

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Shakespeare in Costume

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9 to 12
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While we don't generally list sites offering material for sale, this site, which offers Shakespearean character "costumes" - really just head and neck pieces - might be the perfect...more
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While we don't generally list sites offering material for sale, this site, which offers Shakespearean character "costumes" - really just head and neck pieces - might be the perfect resource for English and drama teachers who want to add a little texture to their play-reading sessions.

tag(s): costumes (6), shakespeare (131)

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TeachersFirst: The Hamlet Quizzes - TeachersFirst

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9 to 12
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This is a collection of interactive quizzes on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Designed for use as a review tool, the collection includes character quizzes and scene-by-scene reviews of key elements...more
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This is a collection of interactive quizzes on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Designed for use as a review tool, the collection includes character quizzes and scene-by-scene reviews of key elements of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. The collection can be used in class or independently.

tag(s): hamlet (13), plays (37), shakespeare (131)

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Share these quizzes as a way to check for understanding while students read the play. As an extension, invite students to create their own scene-by-scene or act-by-act quizzes for classmates to try, using a tool such as Easy Test Maker, reviewed here or Kubbu, reviewed here.

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Perfect Mate - Romeo and Juliet - TeachersFirst

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9 to 12
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Here's a lesson unit that lets students design a perfect mate, then compare it with their parent's concepts. Sounds strange, but this teacher-tested lesson has proven immensely popular...more
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Here's a lesson unit that lets students design a perfect mate, then compare it with their parent's concepts. Sounds strange, but this teacher-tested lesson has proven immensely popular with teachers, parents, and students alike. This lesson plan, one of TeachersFirst's long-popular resources, was one of the winners in a lesson plan contest sponsored by TeachersFirst. TeachersFirst editors have added technology options where appropriate.

tag(s): romeo and juliet (6), shakespeare (131)

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The survey handout included in this lesson makes it a perfect starter for the study of Romeo and Juliet. As you read the play, you could extend the idea by having students complete the same survey as Montague or Capulet parents!
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The Shakespeare Web

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9 to 12
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Though it is no longer actively maintained, this site includes some entertaining ways to hook students on Shakespeare, such as Today in Shakespeare History, a daily calendar with a...more
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Though it is no longer actively maintained, this site includes some entertaining ways to hook students on Shakespeare, such as Today in Shakespeare History, a daily calendar with a page of quotes from Shakespeare for every day of the year. On March 15, read the famous lines from Julius Caesar! Use the magnetic poetry page to find new ways to put Elizabethan English words into original poems on your computer screen.

tag(s): shakespeare (131)

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Save this site as a favorite and use it as a learning center or station - in particular, the Poetry Machine during a unit on writing poetry. A very creative and fun way to help students get their creative juices flowing. A great resource for a Language Arts and Literature classroom.

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The Globe Theatre

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9 to 12
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A newly expanded site from the home of the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London. Includes photos, historical information, schedules, and more. ...more
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A newly expanded site from the home of the rebuilt Globe Theatre in London. Includes photos, historical information, schedules, and more.

tag(s): shakespeare (131)

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A Compendium of Common Knowledge

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Here's a site with more information than you'll ever need on the details and intricacies of Elizabethan life. Some of the content is scholarly; other elements are less so. Highly ...more
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Here's a site with more information than you'll ever need on the details and intricacies of Elizabethan life. Some of the content is scholarly; other elements are less so. Highly useful nonetheless.

tag(s): elizabethan (17), shakespeare (131)

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Sparknotes - Twelfth Night

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Twelfth Night - Full text - Mass. Instit. Technol.

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Full text - from M.I.T.'s Shakespeare archive.

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Sparknotes - The Tempest

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The Tempest in the Lunchroom - Folger Library

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The Tempest - Full text - Mass. Instit. Technol.

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Full text - from M.I.T.'s Shakespeare archive.

tag(s): shakespeare (131), tempest (4)

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In a class where textbooks may be short this is an excellent site to insure everyone has access to "The Tempest." This would also be useful for a class reading of the play. Open the site on the interactive whiteboard or projector, and click on the link that allows you to display the full play on one fluid page. From this point, assign students parts and let them read aloud. Just make sure to keep up with the scrolling as students read!

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Sparknotes - Taming of the Shrew

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Taming of the Shrew - Full Text - Mass. Instit. Technol.

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Full Text - from M.I.T.'s Shakespeare archive.

tag(s): shakespeare (131)

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In a class where textbooks may be short this is an excellent site to insure everyone has access to "Taming of the Shrew." This would also be useful for a class reading of the play. Open the site on the interactive whiteboard or projector, and click on the link that allows you to display the full play on one fluid page. From this point, assign students parts and let them read aloud. Just make sure to keep up with the scrolling as students read!

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Sparknotes - Othello

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Sparknotes - Much Ado About Nothing

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Sparknotes - Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Guide to A Midsummer Night's Dream

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from Amy Ulen's Surfing with the Bard. Text, teaching ideas, and study materials. ...more
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from Amy Ulen's Surfing with the Bard. Text, teaching ideas, and study materials.

tag(s): midsummer nights dream (5), shakespeare (131), summer (12)

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