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Making Shakespeare Pop!

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Making Shakespeare Pop!

The most famous pop phenom is everywhere in modern culture & classrooms.

Members: 304
Latest Activity: Dec 1

Here's a bank of discussion forum posts thus far...
COMEDIES Love’s Labors Lost (1588) Comedy of Errors (1589)
Two Gentlemen from Verona (1590)
Taming of the Shrew (1594)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (1594) - 1
Much Ado About Nothing (1598)
Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
As You Like It (1600)
Twelfth Night (1601)
All’s Well That Ends Well (1602)
Measure for Measure (1604)

HISTORIES
Henry VI Part I (1591)
Henry VI Part II (1591)
Henry VI Part III (1591)
Richard III (1593)
King John (1595)
Richard II (1595)
Henry IV Part I (1596)
Henry IV Part II (1596)
Henry V (1599)
Julius Caesar (1599) - 1
Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
Henry VIII (1612)

TRAGI-COMEDY/ROMANCE
Merchant of Venice (1597)
Pericles (1608)
Cymbeline (1609)
Winter’s Tale (1610)
The Tempest (1611)

TRAGEDIES
Romeo and Juliet (1591) - 1
Titus Andronicus (1592)
Hamlet (1600) - 1, 2
Othello (1604) - 1
King Lear (1605) - 1
Macbeth (1606) - 1
Timon of Athens (1607)
Coriolanus (1608)

ELIZABETHAN CULTURE
Cross-Dressing Actors - 1

SONNETS
Pending

GENERAL RESOURCES
Web Resources for Teachers - 1, 2, 3, 4
Shakespeare In Modern Culture - 1
Shakespeare and Film - 1, 2
Shakespeare and Language - 1
Contests - 1

Note: Index Updated 10.26.09

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Comment by Ryan Goble on October 26, 2009 at 12:38am
OK, so I've gone and made a directory of all the posts thus far so one can easily search the group. Hopefully we will find this useful as we continue talking about how to Make the teaching of Shakespeare pop. I really wanted the stuff above to be in a table but the formatting demons are not going to let it be a pretty table. Enjoy, Ry:)
Comment by Ryan Goble on October 23, 2009 at 4:43pm
Hey Shakespeare people, it has begun!

I'm trying to manually sort all the discussion forum posts in the text space above like I did with the American Lit group. Phase one (the bank) is complete. In the meantime, it would be really great if other folks could drop some R&J knowledge on dmass and Nick!

I've never actually taught the play but I might be the only English Teacher on the planet who hasn't.

Please check here and post your ideas and resources.

I can't wait to see what the MC POP people have to share on this one!

You all rule!

Ryan:)

Ryan:)
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 2:42pm
Yeah, following CAN BE fun :) Glad you like that Sean!
Comment by Sean on September 11, 2009 at 2:29pm
Thanks for the tip on following! I had no idea about that, so I always forgot what interested me or what I even asked! And loving the Wordle idea!
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 11, 2009 at 11:12am
In case you're not following the Julius Caesar discussion (click "follow" at the bottom of a post if you want to keep track of it) you've got to check out the Wordle Allison Branch created for Julius! Allison, you should use that as a model and have kids make Wordles for other characters in the play? Please keep sharing Wordles!
Comment by Sarah Barnard on September 4, 2009 at 3:50pm
Just thought I'd bring up an article from some time ago back in high school. Mr. Goble brought us the best interpretation of Shakespeare with a little "Smack Down" lol
http://www.mindblue.com/inthenewsdet.html
Comment by Ryan Goble on September 3, 2009 at 3:37pm
An article/post on the end of "Reading Rainbow" in Teach with Moving Images sure to sadden all the English teachers out there...
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 25, 2009 at 4:52pm
If you're not in the graphic novels and comics group you might want to check out this post with a link to a comic on Multiple Intelligences.
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 18, 2009 at 2:47pm
If you're not in the poetry people group but teach poetry be sure to join and check out Patsy Smith's Ninja poetry video post.
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 20, 2009 at 9:53am
Added some Hamlet Resources this morning + here's and interesting lesson plan from the New York Times Learning Network:
If Only Literature Could Be a Cellphone-Free Zone
TODAY'S LESSON PLAN:
THE PLOT THICKENS?: Evaluating What is Gained - and Lost –in Literature with the Advent of Technology
 

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