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    RE: King John?

    Hi! I am a very late-added participant and I LOVE King John! I edited and used it as a work of readers' theater done by students at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, a few years ago. Yes, it can be a bit deadly (wordy, repetitive, political, etc.), but some of the speeches ...

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    Check out this new resource in the Teaching Twelfth Night community--Puzzling Through the Order of Things in Twelfth Night . Students are engaged in close reading by physically piecing together lines in Act 1, scene 2. This activity works great as a pre-reading and ...

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    RE: King John?

    Brigid, As a Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2018 participant, you've got a whole set of entry points--other than KING JOHN--now. Huzzah! By all means, bring your students to the Folger whenever you can, and come to the production of this rarely taught play, but start by ...

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    RE: King John?

    Many years ago, my community Shakespeare in the Park chose King John because of its political machinations. It was the only time I fell asleep lying in a public space. It is not one of the more riveting works. ------------------------------ Julie Bowerman Cedar Cliff ...

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    That's Punny!

    What a fun new resource in the "Teaching Romeo and Juliet " Community titled, " That's Punny! ". Be sure to check it out, and in the meantime, what are some of your (or your students') favorite puns--Shakespeare or other literary works? ------------------------------ Mari ...


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