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ERIC Number: EJ826105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Connecting to Conscience: Shakespeare and Woody Allen
Jolley, Susan Arpajian
English Journal, v98 n3 p73-79 Jan 2009
One of the most effective techniques the author has used over the years is drawing thematic connections between works from different eras. When students see themes from classic literature receive fresh new treatments from contemporary authors, they discover the timelessness of great literature and the universality of its themes. In this article, the author explains how "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Match Point" can breathe new life into "Macbeth" for today's students. The author combines all three works in a unit that examines their thematic similarities, specifically in the realm of conscience. (Contains 4 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A