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Shakespeare Reloaded

Shakespeare Reloaded
AUTHOR(S):
Robin Garden
REGION:
Australia & New Zealand
LEVELS:
Year 9 / Year 10
SUBJECT AREA:
English (Shakespeare) / English
ISBN:
9781107679306
PUBLICATION DATE:
24/09/2014
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Shakespeare Reloaded encourages middle secondary students to imaginatively engage with Shakespeare’s plays and poetry as they actively explore key ideas and themes and how these are expressed through language. This active approach to studying Shakespeare will complement and enhance the study of individual texts and provide an invaluable resource for every English student.

  • Combines detailed explorations of key scenes with broad analysis of the language features and text structures to give students an understanding of the complete plays and Shakespeare's wider body of work.
  • Introduces students to the social, cultural and political conditions in which Shakespeare worked, bringing theatre and Elizabethan England to life.
  • Focuses on how Shakespeare’s texts have been interpreted throughout history and for contemporary audiences.
  • Explores the continuing value and relevance of Shakespeare’s work for Australian students today.
  • Encourages students to extend what they have learned through their own writing and research and through further viewing and reading.

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Chapter 1 Society

Introduction: The Elizabeth Era: a Golden Age

The Renaissance

Sixteenth-century people 

Politics and religion

Or a not-so-Golden Age…

Chapter 2 Theatre

Introduction: Elizabethan theatre

Who was Shakespeare?

Aristotelian tragedy and Shakespeare

Shakespeare on theatre

Some of Shakespeare’s contemporaries 

Shakespeare FAQs

Chapter 3 Poetry

Shakespeare the poet 

Some poetry ground rules

Shakespeare’s narrative poems: 

Venus and Adonis 

Lucrece 

The Phoenix and the Turtle 

A Lover’s Complaint 

The sonnets

Chapter 4 History

The histories – a complete list

Introduction: About the histories

Richard III 

Henry IV, Part 1 

Henry V 

Chapter 5 Comedy

The comedies – a complete list

Introduction: About the comedies

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Twelfth Night

The Tempest

Chapter 6 Tragedy

The tragedies – a complete list

Introduction: About the tragedies

Romeo and Juliet

Macbeth

Hamlet

Chapter 7 Legacy

The scoreboard

The burning question – why study Shakespeare? 

A follow-up burning question - why is Shakespeare still taught in schools?

What is the secret to Shakespeare’s longevity?

The magic – and business – of theatre 

Original practices 

Was he a genius? 

Did Shakespeare do the right thing by women?

Autobiography?

Authorship

Is there anything left to learn about Shakespeare? 

You have a choice – choose wisely 

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Demystifying Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Reloaded encourages middle secondary students to imaginatively engage with Shakespeare’s plays and poetry as they actively explore key ideas and themes and how these are expressed through language. This active approach to studying Shakespeare will complement and enhance the study of individual texts and provide an invaluable resource for every English student.

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Robin Garden

Robin is an experienced secondary school teacher and is the compiling editor of the highly succesful title, The New Paper Trails. He currently teaches at the Malmsbury campus of Parkville College. He has taught English at Bayside College, Princes Hill Secondary College, Fawkner Secondary College, Melbourne High School and Whittlesea Secondary College.