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    Hi, I'm Debra Johnson in San Antonio. I teach English IV AP and English II GT. I thought joining would be a good idea for me right about now because I've started Twelfth Night and I'm about to start Lear; I've never taught either of these plays. I was afraid that I've ...

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    I have a few resources to share from when I taught  The Crucible ! We used tableaux, scene cutting, and I created a  "Crucible  in 15 Minutes" activity to help front-load and bring some excitement as we started the text. ------------------------------ Jacqueline Smilack ...

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    Hello, I just learned about Folgers Shakespeare and this wonderful Teacher site through the ICTE Conference in October.  I am excited to explore everything and find new ways to bring excitement to my students when we read Merchant of Venice next January. ------------------------------ ...

  • The Globe Theatre sent a company of actors around the world to 197 countries to perform Hamlet  a couple of years ago.  There is a book about the experience,  Hamlet: Globe to Globe.  Another good book, although not centered on Hamlet,  is Shakespeare in Kabul.  The ...

  • Hello--my students read  Hamlet in a world literature survey course. I've been working my way through Edward Wilson-Lee's  Shakespeare in Swahililand: In Search of a Global Poet and  Foreign Accents: Brazilian Readings of Shakespeare , which have inspired me to have students ...


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