Shakespeare for All Secondary

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Maurice Gilmour
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 162 pages
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An account of the RSA Shakespeare in Schools project, which demonstrates that Shakespeare can be made accessible to students of all abilities from the age of 5 upwards. The book provides accounts of performances of Shakespeare plays at a number of secondary schools, and includes illustrated explorations of topics ranging from language to villains. It links the use of Shakespeare to the National Curriculum, emphasizing the fact that Shakespeare can be fun, even for very young students. The book has a companion Primary level volume.
 

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Contents

1 Background
1
2 Shakespeare in the Secondary School
5
3 Groby Community College Measure For Measure with a Mixedability Group
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4 A Practical Approach to Shakespeares Language
21
Encounters with Shakespeare His Life and Work
27
6 South Charnwood High School The Tempest
39
Shakespeares Villains Richard III
45
8 An Approach to Shakespeare through Role Play
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9 Were the Aims of the Project Achieved?
71
10 An Assessment of the Wider Issues
85
11 Shakespeare in a Society of Diverse Cultures
88
Index
149
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