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A Level King Lear »

Richard Gent | Wednesday February 10, 2021

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, King Lear, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas

Often regarded as the most complex, intense and overwhelming of Shakespeare’s mature tragedies, the plot and structure of the play are surprisingly straightforward.   Lear persists in dividing Britain between his three daughters. Two of the three accede enthusiastically to his demand for flattery as a condition of this. The third, Cordelia, refuses, marries the King of France and leaves him, prompting sharp criticism of Lear from Kent, a loyal courtier. The two remaining sisters,… [ read full article ] »


Allusions Booklet | Introduction to Macbeth »

Emily Prentice | Wednesday November 21, 2018

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For resources described in this introduction please see the end of this page Do You Know What You Don’t Know, And Know Why You Need To Know It? It’s a family dinner. We’re talking about the new CCTV cameras that have been installed by the bus stop. ‘Remember, Big Brother is watching,’ warns my dad. My little sister gives him a stare. ‘I didn’t know you watched Big Brother dad?’ she asks. My sister isn’t one for reading. She has watched Big… [ read full article ] »


King Lear A Level Questions and Indicative Content »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 17, 2015

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Drama, King Lear, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Improve Your Teaching

Indicative Content Question 1 pdf How do France and Cordelia present their arguments to Lear here and what do they tell us about their respective characters? New PDF Question 2 pdf How does Shakespeare develop the themes of eyesight and insight in the play? New PDF Question 3 pdf Exactly what are the accusations Kent makes of Oswald here and why does he denounce him so angrily? What does the exchange tell us about the state of status in Britain at this point in the play? New PDF Question 4 pdf… [ read full article ] »


King Lear Guides A Level »

Richard Gent | Thursday February 12, 2015

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters, Improve Your Teaching

Click on the pdfs below to access the guides Each guide is written by an expert and this expertise leads the construction of the guide. For example at Edusites we do not create a template our experts have to follow. If as a teacher you are teaching Hamlet it is unlikely that you would also be looking at our King Lear Guide so there does not have to be consistency about the structure of the guide. The only consistency we are interested in at Edusites English is the consistency of quality and… [ read full article ] »


King Lear Sample Lessons »

Richard Gent | Wednesday February 11, 2015

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, KS5 English Starters

Lesson One In this lesson we will look at the Fool, his role, what he tells us about Lear and his Court up to his final appearance at the end of Act 3 Scene 6. The learning objective is to develop our understanding of The Fool, his relationship with Lear and his demise in Act Three. We will then go on to link these points to some critical moments elsewhere in the drama. By the end we should be able to answer the question: ‘How important is the character of The Fool in ‘King… [ read full article ] »


A Level Guides to King Lear »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 10, 2015

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, KS5 English Starters

Click on the pdfs below to access the guides Each guide is written by an expert and this expertise leads the construction of the guide. For example at Edusites we do not create a template our experts have to follow. If as a teacher you are teaching Hamlet it is unlikely that you would also be looking at our King Lear Guide so there does not have to be consistency about the structure of the guide. The only consistency we are interested in at Edusites English is the consistency of quality and… [ read full article ] »


King Lear Essay Questions »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 10, 2015

Categories: KS5 Resources, KS5 Literature, Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Plays, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, KS5 English Starters

Indicative Content Question 1 pdf How do France and Cordelia present their arguments to Lear here and what do they tell us about their respective characters? New PDF Question 2 pdf How does Shakespeare develop the themes of eyesight and insight in the play? New PDF Question 3 pdf Exactly what are the accusations Kent makes of Oswald here and why does he denounce him so angrily? What does the exchange tell us about the state of status in Britain at this point in the play? New PDF Question 4 pdf… [ read full article ] »


Shakespeare Film Making »

Jack Todhunter | Wednesday August 04, 2010

Categories: Media & Non-Fiction, Media & Non-Fiction Activities, Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Individual, Group

This is an interactive assignment on Shakespeare and you have been asked by a production company to help them complete a short film on the famous playwright. Watch the video. Discuss it with your classmates. What messages are coming across in this short film? What does the title suggest “The Bard and The Barred?? Who is The Bard and who might be The Barred? What do you think about the comments of the girls? How do you respond to the man’s comment at the end? The film was shot in two… [ read full article ] »


Shakespeare’s Sources »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

A play’s ‘source’ is the thing that influenced it. It might mean that a similar play or story existed before and has been adapted by the playwright or that the playwright is responding to a person, event or theme in recent history. The Merchant of Venice is based on The Jew of Malta Richard III is a direct reply and homage to Edward II. King Lear and Hamlet are both reworkings of earlier popular plays. ‘ Macbeth was written for James I/VI and the porter scene is no longer… [ read full article ] »


An Introduction to William Shakespeare »

Sue Shearman | Tuesday July 21, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The Person [The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006 Q. ‘But we don’t know anything about Shakespeare’. A. Actually, we know quite a lot, but it’s much more fun to pretend there’s a mystery. The ‘curse’ on Shakespeare’s grave It is true that we don’t know exactly when he was born, but there is a record of his baptism on April 26th 1564. This is a mystery as he should have been… [ read full article ] »


Significant People in Shakespeare’s World »

Sue Shearman | Monday July 20, 2009

Categories: Shakespeare, Shakespeare - Other Activities and Resources

The People [The information below was kindly contributed by Sue Shearman. All rights are reserved and subject to the consent of the author.] © 2006 Click on the images to find out additional information from Wikipedia. Robert Dudley – Earl of Leicester Robert Dudley was a favourite of Elizabeth I till his death in 1588. She is thought to have wanted to marry him, but he was already married and when his wife died in suspicious circumstances in 1560 all possibility of marriage was gone.… [ read full article ] »