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Bosmajian, Haig – English Journal, 1986
Discusses a court case involving a student's use of puns in an assembly speech, Shakespeare's use of puns, the relationship between banning offensive words and the censorship of ideas, and the difficulty with placing a ban on the expression of "indecent" puns and double entendre and of deciding what is "appropriate." (EL)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Court Litigation, English Instruction
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Breen, Kathleen T. – English Journal, 1993
Describes an approach to teaching William Shakespeare by which one teacher had students take the plays from the page to the stage by becoming actors and directors as well as scholars. Shows ways of relating various plays to more contemporary works. (HB)
Descriptors: Drama, Dramatics, English Curriculum, English Instruction
Albert, Richard N. – 1965
Audio-visual materials, found in a variety of periodicals, catalogs, and reference works, are listed in this guide to expedite the process of finding appropriate classroom materials for a study of William Shakespeare in the classroom. Separate listings of films, filmstrips, and recordings are provided, with subdivisions for "The Plays"…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiodisc Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Educational Media
Skorepa, Carl – Drama/Theatre Teacher, 1994
Describes a high school production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which matched cartoon and comic strip characters with the Shakespearean characters, resulting in a visually stimulating performance that successfully engaged students. (SR)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Comics (Publications), Drama, High School Students
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Jaccarino, Victor – English Journal, 1993
Considers ways of implementing collaborative learning techniques into the teaching of William Shakespeare in the high school English curriculum. Argues for allowing students to predict the action after viewing only one act of a play. Shows how group work enhanced students' thinking processes. (HB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Drama, English Instruction, Literature Appreciation
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Felter, Douglas P. – English Journal, 1993
Describes an innovative approach to teaching William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" utilizing various film versions of the play. Outlines a method of showing several versions of the same scene from different film adaptations. Describes student reaction to the variations among the different films. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Drama, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Reisin, Gail – English Journal, 1993
Shows how one teacher used innovative methods in teaching William Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Outlines student assignments including text renderings, rewriting a scene from the play, and creating a multicultural scrapbook for the play. (HB)
Descriptors: Drama, Dramatics, English Curriculum, English Instruction
Clatanoff, Doris A. – 1987
Often regarding the "great books" as too difficult for elementary school age children to comprehend, teachers have given students reading assignments that are less than challenging and have risked causing them to dislike reading because it is relatively uninteresting. However, it is possible to expose very young children to works such as…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
Urkowitz, Steven – Teachers and Writers, 1978
Reports on the success of a remedial English class that read and performed plays by Euripides, William Shakespeare, and Arthur Miller. Describes the practical details of the course's organization and classroom management that other teachers can adapt. (RL)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Drama, Dramatics, English Instruction
White, Melvin R. – 1993
This anthology of literature contains selections that can be performed in classrooms, workshops, and speech and theater conventions as reader's theater, defined as a dramatic approach to literature. Divided into six categories--comedy, mystery/suspense, Christmas specials, folklore, children's classics, and the human spirit--the anthology features…
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Curriculum Enrichment, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education
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Carey-Webb, Allen – English Journal, 1993
Argues that William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is the play that is best suited for the high school English curriculum of the 1990s. Discusses historical and critical aspects the play's key themes. Shows ways of using the play in high school classes, and describes 19 works to read alongside of"The Tempest." (HB)
Descriptors: Drama, English Instruction, High Schools, Literary Criticism
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Hakaim, Charles J., Jr. – English Journal, 1993
Describes one teacher's methods for introducing to secondary English students the concepts of improvisation, experimentation, and innovation. Discusses numerous techniques for fostering such skills when working with William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Drama, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Van Deusen, Ann; Hepler, Susan – New Advocate, 2000
Offers short descriptions of 10 books for children in which a famous writer appears as an essential character and a catalyst for the plot or content (while another character tells the story). Includes such famous writers as Benjamin Franklin, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Earthman, Elise Ann – English Journal, 1993
Argues that William Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" is an appropriate and useful text for secondary English classrooms. Shows how the play lends itself to performance-based instruction. Outlines ways of accomplishing student engagement, using film versions, and assigning written work. (HB)
Descriptors: Drama, Dramatics, English Curriculum, English Instruction
Carey-Webb, Allen – 2001
Telling stories from secondary and college English classrooms, this book explores the new possibilities for teaching and learning generated by bringing together reader-response and cultural-studies approaches. The book connects William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and other canonical figures to multicultural writers, popular culture,…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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