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A Midsummer Night's Dream teachers' guide
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Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, ...

Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, this guide has easy to use tools to bring the play to life in your classroom. Guide includes a plot summary, visual character map, a breakdown of Shakespeare's language, an overview of Elizabethan culture and many play related classroom activities.

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Trish Tillman Philippa Kelly Carole Rathfon Alan Kline Rachel Fettner Carrie Foster and Katie Henry
Much Ado About Nothing: A teacher's guide
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This teacher’s guide, Much Ado About Nothing: Word! is intended to help ...

This teacher’s guide, Much Ado About Nothing: Word! is intended to help guide students through this particular thicket of playful language that Shakespeare employs here. It has been posited that language is the primary tool through which we construct our own reality, and the characters are certainly lying, pretending, manipulating, and delighting all through the use of words in order to get what they want. An easy way to understand even complicated language such as this is to see language as action – as powerful and with as palpable an effect as physical movement.

An actor is always using the text to look for “why”. Why does a character do what he does, and how does the language give us clues? For an actor, each sentence a character utters is to advance the character’s own concept of who they are and what they want. For a writer, arguably each sentence a character utters is to express what the writer would like the audience to know about the character. Cal Shakes provides a fresh approach to make these old words come alive again in the context of our modern lives.

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Amelia Wade
Carla Lerner
Carrie Foster
Cathleen Sheehan
Claire Parker
Jenna Stich
Mirabelle Korn
Philippa Kelly
Trish Tillman
Vince Rodriguez
Romeo and Juliet Teacher's Guide
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Written in conjunction with Cal Shakes' 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet, ...

Written in conjunction with Cal Shakes' 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet, this comprehensive Teacher's Guide serves to engage students with summaries, activities, games, and relevant readings about the themes and time period of the play . The theme of this guide is "You Just Don’t Understand." Cue your students to look for the misunderstandings in the play and how the world of the play creates and perpetuates them.

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Philippa Kelly Trish Tillman Ava Jackson Carole Rathfon
Shakesbook: social network to access Shakespeare
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Facebook is a popular social network which allows people to connect to ...

Facebook is a popular social network which allows people to connect to long lost friends. In Shakesbook, students are asked to take on the persona of one of Shakespeare's characters and create an imaginary profile for them. Using contextual clues and a dash of creativity, this exercise is a wonderful way to assess students' literary comprehension and analysis.

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California Shakespeare Theater
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Emily Morrison Trish Tillman Tara Misra