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All's Well That Ends Well
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "All's Well That Ends Well" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Antony and Cleopatra
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "As You Like It" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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William Shakespeare
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07/31/2019
As You Like It
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "All's Well That Ends Well" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Comedy of Errors
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "The Comedy of Errors" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Comparing Primary Source Documents and Romeo and Juliet
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Students will identify literary techniques in Romeo's speech to Juliet in 1.5. Students will compare imagery and diction in Romeo’s speech to Juliet and Gough’s Academy of Complements (1684).

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Gina Savino
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Coriolanus
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Coriolanus" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Cutting Antony’s Speeches
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Students will perform a close reading of Mark Antony's from Shakespeare's Julis Caesar 3.1 monologue by cutting the text by 50%. Students will evaluate use of tone within the speech and choose appropriate tone words for the monologue. Students will then perform the monologue for the class.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Simon Rodberg
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cymbeline
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Cymbeline" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Editing as Close-Reading: Cutting and Performing Complex Texts
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Students will perform a close reading of a scene from Shakespeare (or another complex text). Students will evaluate the more important elements of a scene including plot, tone, and movement.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Scott O'Neil
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Folger Digital Texts
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Folger Digital Texts offer meticulously edited, accurate texts in a beautifully readable format with the added power of in-depth, behind-the-scenes coding. The texts—including full source code—can also be downloaded at no charge for noncommercial use. Students, theatergoers, scholars, and others can view any Folger Digital Text in a clean, elegant display. The built-in reader has extensive search options, including the ability to search multiple texts for a phrase or word. The full source code of the texts may be downloaded by researchers and developers at no cost for noncommercial use—a major time-saver for scholarly research, app development, and other projects.

Plays included in the collection are: All's Well that Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, Henry VI Part 1
Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love's Labor's Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twlefth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Noble Kinsmen and The Winter's Tale.

Poems include: Shakespeare's Sonnets, Lucrece, The Phoenix and Turtle, and Venus and Adonis.

Shakespeare's plays in Folger Digital Texts are from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions, edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine and published by Simon and Schuster. The Folger editions, available in print and as ebooks, include a wealth of additional notes, glosses, essays, and illustrations.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Date Added:
01/30/2015
A Guilty Gertrude: Performing Spoken and Silent Moments in Hamlet
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Students will examine Gertrude's behavior in Shakespeare's Hamlet and synthesize what they know about Gertrude in order to perform her character in a scene and evaluate where Gertrude's loyalties lie.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Caroline Lee
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Juliet vs Laura: Analyzing Sonnet Structure in Romeo and Juliet
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Students will analyze Petrarchan conventions within the three sonnets in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students will evaluate whether Juliet adheres to or rejects these conventions.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Louisa Newlin
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Julius Caesar
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Julius Caesar" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Life of King Henry V
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Henry V" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
01/25/2013
Macbeth: What's Up with the Crime Scene?
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Students will be introduced to Shakespeare's Macbeth by creating a scene using a script without character names and stage directions. Students will use inference skills to add movement and meaning to the scene. Students use dialogue only to discover the structure and format of the scene and create introductory decisions about the characters in the play.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Alisia Muir, Edmondson-Westside
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Macbeth: “What are these…?”
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Students will analyze the sisters in Macbeth by examining a primary source: Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande. Students will use the elements of visual literacy to analyze a woodcut from Holinshed. Students will synthesize the information from the primary source, the play, and the visual to create descriptions of the sisters.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Susan Gibson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Merchant of Venice
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "The Merchant of Venice" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Much Ado About Nothing
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Much Ado About Nothing" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Paparazzi Shakespeare: Ophelia’s Madness Revealed!
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Students will examine Hamlet 4.5 through a variety of lenses: performance, social media, and writing. Students will analyze how social media uses urgency and emotional appeals to develop a story. Students will create short, powerful messages within a 140 character limit. Students will discover how news becomes universal by using targeted key words (hashtags).

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Kevin J. Costa
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pause, What Did You Say?: Ambiguity in Iambic Pentameter
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Students will analyze ambiguity in Shakespeare's meter using imperfect iambic pentameter lines from Julius Caesar 1.2.1-71. Students will evaluate how the lines reveal character motivation.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Amy Krajeck
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Primary Source Spotlight: Holinshed’s Chronicles
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Raphael Holinshed published his Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande in 1577. The second edition, published in 1587, was Shakespeare's primary reference work for most of his histories and many of his other plays, including Macbeth. The woodcut image appears only in the 1577 edition—it is the only image in the edition that is not repeated elsewhere in the book. The other excerpts are taken from the 1587 edition.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Susan Gibson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Primary Source Spotlight: Plutarch’s Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans
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Students will examine primary source materials on history and the supernatural which relate to Julius Caesar. By acting out the scene based on different historical understandings, they will identify facts, theories and similarities in the sources which help explain characters' motivations, decisions, and reactions.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Christina Porter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Shakespeare's Life
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A brief history of the life of William Shakespeare given by the experts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Includes sections on his early life, his successful years in London, and his enduring legacy.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Date Added:
01/30/2015
Shakespeare the Player: Illustrating Elizabethan Theatre through A Midsummer Night's Dream
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In this activity, you and your students will explore Elizabethan stage practices as the rustic yet enthusiastic amateur actors from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. While it's not necessary to teach Shakespeare's biography while studying his plays, sometimes opportunities to explore his world through his own eyes present themselves in his text. Students' new insights into the text will provide them with a deeper appreciation for Shakespeare’s world. This activity will take one or two class periods.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Caitlin S Griffin and Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger
Date Added:
01/30/2015
"Such Affection Move": Finding Staging Clues in A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Students will connect stage directions/movements to textual evidence. Students will analyze a scene and then create a performance that contains appropriate movement and tone.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Anne Turner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Taming of the Shrew
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "The Taming of the Shrew" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Tempest
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "The Tempest" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
"They Smack of Honor Both": Macbeth and a Nonfiction Source
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Students will critique Shakespeare's Macbeth text in terms of plot, themes, character motivation, and character development through a comparative analysis with Holinshed's 1577 book, The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Maya McElroy
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Hamlet" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Tragedy of King Lear
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of King Lear to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Tragedy of Macbeth
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Macbeth" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Othello" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Romeo and Juliet" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Twelfth Night
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "Twelfth Night" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

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English Language Arts
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Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/31/2019
"What, Did Caesar Swoon?": Silent Caesar Scenes
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Students will create "silent scenes" of Shakespeare's Julis Caesar rejecting and then accepting the crown, in order to better understand the story and its significance.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Courtney Lawton
Date Added:
02/26/2019