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ERIC Number: ED058204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 2
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Keeping Shakespeare Alive and Well in the Seventies.
Reising, R. W.
English In Texas, v3 n1 p8-9 Fall 1971
This document discusses techniques for teaching Shakespeare at the secondary level. It is suggested, by way of innovation, that a teacher working with a Shakespearean drama (1) ask each of his students to select and bring to class a magazine or newspaper picture of a contemporary person (e.g., an athlete, a politician, a police officer, a nurse (who in the student's judgement possesses traits similar to those of a character in the play being studied); and (2) ask each student to write a paragraph or an essay in which he defends the identification that he makes. Such an assignment aids in keeping Shakespeare alive to his modern readers and places emphasis on people, an emphasis which should be paramount in today's literature classroom. (Author/CK)
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