Monday, October 19, 2009

Topic: Selected Scenes to Perform from Shakespeare by Themes.

10-second review: The author has selected scenes for use in performing Shakespeare. Of course, students need to be prepared for the performance.

Title: “Words, Words, Words: Reading Shakespeare with English Language Learners.” C Porter. English Journal (September 2009), 44 –49. The secondary school publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Theme: Fathers and Daughters

The Tempest. 1.2 (Porspero and Miranda).

King Lear. 1.1 (Lear, Regan, Cordelia and Goneril).

Othello. 1.3 (Desdemona and Brabantio).

Romeo and Juliet. 3.5 (Juliet, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulte).

Hamlet. 1.3 (Ophelia and Polonius).

Theme: Lovers—Altercations, Adorations and Conversations.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona. 2.1 (Silvia and Valentine).

The Taming of the Shrew. 2.1 (Katherine and Petruchio).

Romeo and Juliet. 2.2 (Romeo and Juliet).

Macbeth. 1.7 (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth).

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 2.2 (Hermia and Lysander).

Theme: O Tragedy! Famous Death Scenes.

Romeo and Juliet. 3.1 (Mercutio and Tybalt).

Julius Caesar. 3.1 (Caesar).

Hamlet. 5.2 (Hamlet, Gertrude, Laertes, King).

Henry IV, Part 1. 5.4 (Hotspur)

Othello. 5.2 (Desdemona, Emilia, Othello).

Next Blog: Methods of preparing students to read the scenes with meaning.

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