How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Author: Ken Ludwig

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307951510

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way. Ken Ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children. Beginning with memorizing short passages from the plays, his technique then instills children with cultural references they will utilize for years to come. Ludwig’s approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare’s diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind his words and stories. Colorfully incorporating the history of Shakespearean theater and society, How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare guides readers on an informed and adventurous journey through the world in which the Bard wrote. This book’s simple process allows anyone to impart to children the wisdom of plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. And there’s fun to be had throughout. Shakespeare novices and experts and readers of all ages will each find something delightfully irresistible in How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.

The Play's The Thing: Volume two

Author: Dennis Abrams

Publisher: Pentian

ISBN: 1635031001

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

View: 2416

The Play"s The Thing: The Plays of William Shakespeare is aimed at a YA (young adult) audience as an introduction to the greatest plays ever written. Direct and personal and decidedly non-academic, each play gets its own essay, giving the reader an overview of the play with an emphasis on the relevance that the play has to the reader"s own life and concerns. As I wrote in the introduction, "The goal of this guide, then, is to turn Shakespeare from somebody you have to read into somebody that you want to read." A young man struggles with his father s unexpected death. A young couple pledges their love to each other despite their families angry disapproval. A young man rebels against his father while at the same time craving his approval. A father and his family roam across what appears to be a post-apocalyptic dystopian landscape. A Roman general kills the sons of his enemy and serves them to her baked in a pie. Two young couples escape into a forest where magic rules and nothing is quite what it seems. A group of young men decide to give up on women and dating in order to devote themselves to their studies, until a group of beautiful young women changes their minds. The latest YA novels? While they certainly sound like they can be, they re not. They re just one way of looking at some of the plays of William Shakespeare (to be precise, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Henry IV Parts I & 2, King Lear, Love s Labour s Lost) that shows that they re not just old-school classic plays they re old-school classic plays that tell stories that are relevant to my life, to your lives, and to the way we all live today. These are stories of love. Of families. Of fathers and sons. Of the rise and fall of kings. Of what it s like to grow old. Of what it s like to love someone so much it hurts. Of treachery and revenge. Of ambition. Of jealousy. Of forgiveness. Of murder. Almost every human experience you can think of is brought to life in these plays. Which is why, for more than 400 years, they have been seen as the central glory of Western literature. And that s also why the plays of William Shakespeare are, on a daily basis, performed on stages around the world. The stories he told, the characters he created, are universal. Audiences in China, in Ghana, in India, in Brazil, in every part of the world, can appreciate and love Shakespeare as much as the British and Americans.

Die Irrungen, oder die doppelten Zwillinge

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732656837

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 5725

Reproduktion des Originals: Die Irrungen, oder die doppelten Zwillinge von William Shakespeare



Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641161436

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9618

Alles ist Illusion – Margaret Atwoods Verneigung vor dem großen Bühnenmagier William Shakespeare Felix ist ein begnadeter Theatermacher und in der Szene ein Star. Seine Inszenierungen sind herausfordernd, aufregend, legendär. Nun will er Shakespeares „Der Sturm“ auf die Bühne bringen. Das soll ihn noch berühmter machen – und ihm helfen, eine private Tragödie zu vergessen. Doch nach einer eiskalten Intrige seiner engsten Mitarbeiter zieht sich Felix zurück, verliert sich in Erinnerungen und sinnt auf Rache. Die Gelegenheit kommt zwölf Jahre später, als ein Zufall die Verräter in seine Nähe bringt. In ihrem brillanten Roman schafft die große kanadische Autorin Margaret Atwood mit der Figur des Theaterdirektors Felix ein würdiges Pendant zu Shakespeares Prospero aus „Der Sturm“, jenes Zauberers, der als ein Selbstporträt des alternden Barden aus Stratford-on-Avon gilt.

The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

Author: Leigh A. Bortins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230107687

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2287

In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

Die letzte Drachentöterin

Author: Jasper Fforde


ISBN: 3732506193

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2544

Auftakt der Drachen-Trilogie von Kultautor Jasper Fjorde. Jennifer Strange ist fünfzehn Jahre alt, Findelkind und aktuell die Leiterin von Kazam, einer Agentur, die Zauberer vermittelt. Die Zeiten, als die Zauberer noch vor Magie strotzten, sind längst vorbei. Wer einst ganze Berge versetzte, liefert heute auf seinem fliegenden Teppich Pizza aus. Die Geschäfte von Kazam laufen dementsprechend schlecht, und die Magier müssen um ihre Jobs fürchten. Als wäre das nicht genug, macht auch noch die Vorhersage die Runde, dass der letzte Drache sterben wird - und zwar durch die Hand von niemand Geringerem als Jennifer. Schnell wird ihr klar, dass nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern die Geschicke aller Bürger in den Ununited Kingdoms auf den Kopf gestellt werden ...

A Practical Guide to Shakespeare for the Primary School

50 Lesson Plans Using Drama

Author: John Doona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113673256X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 891

Shakespeare is one of our key historical figures but so often he remains locked behind glass and hard to reach. The purpose of this book is to unlock Shakespeare, to remove the tag of ‘high art’ that has surrounded his work and return him to the heart of popular culture where his plays began in the first place. In his foreword, playwright Edward Bond says of A Practical Guide to Shakespeare for the Primary School, ‘It is written with knowledge and experience of its subject – but also with the knowledge of the young people with whom that experience was shared‘. John Doona will inspire and motivate pupils and teachers alike to engage with Shakespeare in a fresh and accessible manner and provide clear, tried and tested schemes of work which demonstrate how engagement with the plays and their language can have a dramatic impact on children’s literacy and writing. As well as providing practical guidance to classroom delivery and performance, techniques, approaches and attitudes, this handbook also promotes learning outcomes linked to literacy targets and cross-curricular units of learning. The central chapters of the book form a comprehensive cross-curricular unit of work on four specific plays – The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet – providing background notes and historical facts linked to the plays, along with comprehensive schemes of work for immediate implementation and ideas for generating performance. Features unique to this resource include:- Free electronic ‘info-blasts’ to all book buyers containing electronic versions of key elements of the book as well as additional resources and lesson plans Drama for the Petrified - A crash course for teachers in the techniques, approaches and attitudes required to bring Shakespeare to life A chapter on Shakespeare and his life, including ‘Five minute Will’ a short comic scripted account of his life Comprehensive schemes of work, each including a Teachers’ Crib Sheet, Story Whoosh!, Story Jigsaw, Scheme Structure Map, edited scenes and additional classroom resources A Practical Guide to Shakespeare for the Primary School is an essential resource for all primary teachers, trainee teachers and drama practitioners, offering guidance, insight and compelling schemes of work for the study of Shakespeare through drama in the primary classroom.

I Give This Poetry to You to Teach How to Marry a Man Who Is Rich

Author: John Shakespeare

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496933079

Category: Poetry

Page: 210

View: 9966

Last Declaration Final Proclamation I offer you my heartfelt wishes in the Almighty's name, As I help all single ladies in my inimitable way the same. God above suggests that we never lure, joke, mock or cheat, To obtain fortune, peace & prosperity, these words I repeat. All of my life I have maintained one unchangeable goal. I breathe, live, write to help you, filling that empty hole. Important ladies ignore me, avoid me, and do discriminate, Making me more intent to love them; their time I appreciate. The Holy Spirit in the Bible teaches us to love our enemy. Whatever they do to us, we forgive them in order to feel free. To love God first & then your neighbor He does recommend. If you want a happy life, on the Almighty you should depend. I give to ladies my full attention with advice that is the best, How they can reach their bliss and build a loving family nest. My poetry concerns the great & the small, all who do exist. Your goal to find a rich husband gives your life a new twist. I'm sure that my advice in rhyme sounds unusually divine. Get a good man to marry; then you will feel extremely fine. Good luck; you'll realize your dream if you follow my plan. Then your life will be filled with happiness with a good man. I've continued as a gentleman to improve my lot in life also With unwavering faith in God, I will meet a woman, I know I have tried to inspire you with my potent poetical influence Only in the arms of a rich man can true romance commence. By law you will be one flesh with a marriage certification. Be the best couple, happy citizens in our abundant nation. In the name of the Holy Spirit, only trust in God & believe. Then the rest of your days a blessed life you will receive. With wisdom, power & glory march straight ahead with might. Blessed by our Heavenly Father, just do what is spiritually right. This is the last poem on the cover page of my book at the end. So long, dear readers; whoever buys my book will be my friend.

Der Narr und das Mädchen

Author: Celia Rees

Publisher: Bloomoon

ISBN: 3845801417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6421

London zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts. Als William Shakespeare der aus ihrer Heimat vertriebenen Violetta und ihrem Narren Feste das erste Mal begegnet, ist er sofort fasziniert: Denn augenblicklich ahnt er, welch dramatischer Stoff sich ihm da bietet – und verstrickt sich immer tiefer in die gefährliche Geschichte der beiden.

SETS, Spiritually Enlightening Thoughts

Teaching Children how to Connect with God

Author: Shirley Hildreth

Publisher: Muse Imagery

ISBN: 9780974050003

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 7006

SETS instructs the reader how to teach the most important lesson they will ever teach a child. This proven method builds on the premise that thoughts precede actions and that God-based thoughts bring about God-based actions. It invites the reader to slow down, change focus and look for a spiritual meaning and purpose to life, then share what they have learned with a child. Detailed teaching modules are provided to enable them to do so. Anecdotes are also included to emphasize the great potential of each child. As this book demonstrates, SETS, once learned, will play a vital role in the lives of children who will be expected, with honor and unflinching resolve, to play leading roles in the future of our communities.

Der Tyrann

Shakespeares Machtkunde für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 364122862X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4653

Was uns Shakespeare über Trump, Putin und Co. verrät Wie kann es sein, dass eine große Nation in die Hände eines Tyrannen fällt? Warum akzeptieren die Menschen die Lügen eines Mannes, der ihrem Land so offensichtlich schadet? Und gibt es eine Chance, den Tyrannen zu stoppen, ehe es zu spät ist? In seinen Dramen - von "Richard III." bis "Julius Cäsar" - hat sich William Shakespeare immer wieder mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt und vom Aufstieg der Tyrannen, von ihrer Herrschaft und ihrem Niedergang erzählt. Stephen Greenblatt, einer der renommiertesten Shakespeare-Experten unserer Zeit, zeigt uns, wie präzise und anschaulich der Dichter aus Stratford das Wesen der Tyrannei eingefangen hat – und wie erschreckend aktuell uns dies heute erscheint.

How to be a Brilliant English Teacher

Author: Trevor Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134320493

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8610

This book is packed with practical advice drawn from the author's extensive and successful experience as an English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer. It is accessible and very readable, and may be dipped into for innovative lesson ideas or read from cover to cover as a short, enjoyable course which combines exciting teaching principles in successful practical experience. In-depth chapters focus on: starting with Shakespeare learning to plan living with objectives managing behaviour small texts and big texts drama. Trainee teachers will find support in this cheerful little book and practising English teachers can use it as a self-help guide for improving their skills. Trevor Wright addresses many of the anxieties that English teachers face, offering focused and realistic solutions.

Shakespeare - wie ich ihn sehe

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641090555

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6335

Typisch Bill Bryson: eine humorvolle und leicht verständliche Einführung in Shakespeares Leben, seine Werke und seine Zeit Mensch oder Mythos – wer war William Shakespeare wirklich, der geistige Vater von Romeo und Julia, von Hamlet und Macbeth? Gab es den Menschen Shakespeare überhaupt? Ist der Name womöglich das Pseudonym eines Unbekannten, der seine Identität verschleiern wollte? Bill Bryson schließt die Wissenslücken um den bekanntesten und rätselhaftesten Autor der Welt. Dabei lädt er seine Leser ein zu einer vergnüglichen Reise durch das elisabethanische England. Ein echter Bill Bryson: eloquent, klug und mit einem Augenzwinkern geschrieben.

The Children's Shakespeare

Author: Nesbit, Edith; Klep, Rolf

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336283

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 6382

As a writer, E. Nesbit understood that the stories are the least part of Shakespeare, but as a mother she also understood the need for simplicity. Envisioning this simplified introduction to works such as The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew -- eleven plays in all -- E. Nesbit set out to make them more accessible to young readers without sacrificing any essential elements. For if the stories were stripped of their wit and humor, of their emotion, the children would be no more entertained by them than by the indecipherable originals. In the end, under E. Nesbit's gifted pen, these stories emerge with all the charm and grace of the very best fairy tales. Written in thoroughly modern English and each no more than ten pages in length, the eleven plays featured in this volume afford children the opportunity to discover for themselves the magic of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare My Butt!

Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... Ramblings, Meanderings, Digressions... and a Dog

Author: John Donoghue

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848768877

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 3182

A tale of a year in the life of a serial 'pointless project' addict. It contains witty recollections of military service and unorthodox observations on life. It lets us ramble, meander and digress away, discovering non-barking dogs, the secret of excess and places that don't exist.