ERIC Number: ED351705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Teacher's Guide for William Shakespeare's "Henry V."
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
This teacher's guide for William Shakespeare's play "Henry V" is designed to accompany the Kenneth Branagh Masterpiece Theater film production of the play, and to help teachers use the film in a variety of ways. The guide includes pre-viewing background information, five teaching units, and a pullout poster for classroom display. The guide begins with an introduction by Kenneth Branagh, and a look at the literary context of "Henry V." The first teaching unit, "Viewing 'Henry V'," offers a basic study of the film. It offers a reproducible "Viewer's Guide" for students, giving them a plot synopsis to review before watching the film, and includes post-viewing activities and discussion questions. The next three units are designed around specific themes: "Character Development,""War," and "Language." Each unit includes one page for the teacher--with background information, discussion questions, and suggested activities--and a reproducible page for students featuring excerpts from the play designed particularly for those not reading the play in class. The final unit, "Looking at Film," offers ideas for studying the art of film. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Drama, English Literature, Film Study, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education
WGBH, Educational Print and Outreach, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA 02134 ($3 per copy; quantity price is negotiable).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.