Shakespeare's Comedies: Shakespeare Workshop
Each book in this series, written by a range of experienced teachers, contains five of Shakespeare's most popular comedies:
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Taming of the Shrew
- The Tempest
- Twelfth Night
- As You Like It
There is a wide range of activities for each play providing abundant opportunities for activities which allow students to work towards a thorough understanding of the plays as theatre and literature, towards a range of interpretations of the plays and to explore ways in which a script can be transformed into a stage play.
Most plays include activities dealing with
- Introduction to the play
- staging and performance
- themes and issues
- dramatic structure
The comedies selected are more suited to senior secondary students, but can be used with middle secondary.
In addition to the five plays there is a separate section on staging Shakespeare's plays.
All activities are photocopiable.