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ERIC Number: ED064736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 47
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Shakespeare: English.
Hargraves, Richard
The Quinmester course "Shakespeare" is designed to bring out behavior patterns in characters revealed through dialogue in the plays of Shakespeare. Selections include sonnets, the romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the history play "Richard II," and the tragedy "Hamlet." The sonnets are analyzed not only as intimate and artistic autobiographical reflections of Shakespeare's life, but also as sensitive reflections of the age in which he lived. In reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the student analyzes its humorous and farcical aspects which function as an opaque shield to a covert and more profound statement of the human condition. Through the reading of "Richard II" the student analyzes a history which treats the tragic disintegration of royal illusions. "Hamlet" is analyzed in the terms of conflict, artistically crafted both in character and setting, which predicts inevitable disaster. Fifteen pages of resource materials for students and teachers are listed. (CL)
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.