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ERIC Number: EJ1077899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Idea Sharing: Using Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" as a Means of Developing Different Modes of Student Authorship
Smyth, Stella
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v48 p127-143 Jul-Dec 2014
In this "Idea Sharing" article, the author introduces Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" as a critique of King James I's (England) concept of an absolute monarchy, in his constitutional treatise, "Basilikon Doron (1599)," the "kingly gift" that advises the young prince on the ethics of government and how to stay in power. Shakespeare's authorial method of appropriating "Basilikon Doron" can be imitated through the design of writing activities for advanced EAP classes, or as part of university English language and literature syllabuses. Smyth first considers "Measure for Measure" as a self-reflexive drama that explores aspects of Jacobean authorship. He then discusses the pedagogical principles underlying the student reader response tasks. Symth also includes sample activities that empower advanced level EAP or English language and literature students to discover the drama's narrative, poetic, and meta-theatrical elements through their own creative writings.
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