ERIC Number: ED035657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar": The Initial Classroom Presentation. An Introduction to Theatre, Volume 2. Revised Edition.
Hoetker, James; Englesman, Alan
A set of lessons to introduce "Julius Caesar" to secondary school students unfamiliar with Shakespeare is provided in this teaching guide. Only a critical fraction of the play is covered in the lessons. First, a synopsis of a modern high school situation whose conflicts parallel those in "Julius Caesar" is presented; then, directions are given for making explicit the relationship between the modern situation and Brutus' soliloquy (II,i). Subsequent activities include an enactment of the assassination scene and discussions of Antony's confrontation with the conspirators (III,i), Antony's "Cry, Havoc!" speech, the funeral oration, the scene between Brutus and Lucius and between Brutus and the ghost (IV,3), and the last two speeches in the play. Teacher questions and comments, detailed analysis of passages, suggested pantomimes, blocking diagrams for scenes, modernized versions of some scenes, and one objective and one essay test are included. (LH)
Descriptors: Characterization, Drama, Dramatics, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Secondary School Students, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Tragedy
Verna Smith, Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory, 10646 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, Missouri 63074 (HC $2.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.