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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 2b: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Comedy of Control

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the anchor text in a three-unit module that has eighth graders examine how Shakespeare develops the theme of control. Young scholars look at why and how the characters seek control and the results of...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Studies: “What Fools These Mortals Be”

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 2B, Unit 2 collection, eighth-graders finish reading  A Midsummer Night's Dream. They collect evidence of characters trying to control one another and examine how Shakespeare drew on the myth of "Pyramus and Thisbe" in his...
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Twelfth Night

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether you choose to include Twelfth Night in your course or whether Shakespeare's comedy has been thrust upon you, be not afraid to incorporate an interactive resource into your study of Shakespeare's tale of loss, love, and identity....
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Adding Humor to Your Lessons is No Laughing Matter

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Try these seven ways to inject laughs into your curriculum, while staying on track academically.
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Shakespearean Comedy on Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This instructional activity will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to...
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Comedy Across the Curriculum

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The New York Times Learning Network provides the resources that permit pupils to examine and then write and perform a fake news broadcast in the vein of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update. The generated reports...
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RSC Activity Toolkit: Much Ado About Nothing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you frustrated by searching for activities to engage readers in their study of Much Ado About Nothing? Sigh no more. Young thespians will find much to do in this Royal Shakespeare Company 23-page Toolkit. Included in the sections are...
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Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to get active! Scholars participate in a World Cafe protocol to promote discussion and leadership. They get out of their seats and move from group to group to discuss key questions related to their read-aloud of Shakespeare's A...
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Satire, Parody, and Humor in Catch-22

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Laughter is the heart of dark comedy. It makes the unbearable bearable. Joseph Heller crafted his dark comedy Catch-22 to enable readers to laugh at the painful realities and underscore the absurdities of a war where people you don't...
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Why Is Aristophanes Called "The Father of Comedy"?

For Students Higher Ed
Set your class racing to find copies of Aristophanes’s plays with an engaging introduction. A well-designed video helps college-level viewers who are gaining an understanding of ancient Greek history learn that the social commentary in...
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Why Should You Read "Waiting for Godot"?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes life feels like a tragic comedy. A video about the play Waiting for Godot describes the play as a tragic comedy. Viewers see a summary of the famous drama and its history before answering multiple-choice and open-ended...
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Holes: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Nothing good comes from being under a curse. A study guide introduces the novel Holes by Louis Sachar and the curse the main character faces. Readers analyze key vocabulary words from book, as well as complete a series of short writing...
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From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Claudia Kincaid decides to run away to bring some excitement to her life, but she never expects the adventure she finds. A helpful study guide takes readers through the novel From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler....
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Much Ado about Nothing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Despite the title, Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing actually has a lot of important information to convey. A script from the classic play introduces the characters and action of the drama, complete with all the awkward spellings of...
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The Taming of the Shrew

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a good wife? Head to Padua. A script of Shakespeare's classic play Taming of the Shrew introduces readers to Petruchio, who is looking for a spouse, and Katherine, who is determined not to be wooed. The traditional text...
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As You like It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all classic texts feature male protagonists. A script of As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's comedies, tells the story of a female heroine, Rosalind. Full of femininity and fun, young thespians only need 60 minutes to perform the...
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Monty Python's SPAMALOT: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Knights of the Round Table may be serious when it comes to battle, but in their downtime, they like to have a little fun. A study guide for Monty Python's SPAMALOT shares a more humorous element of the Middle Ages. Theater-goers...
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Imaginary Invalid: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you cross a man with hypochondria, a young doctor, and a nun? A hilarious play by Moliere. A study guide for Imaginary Invalid introduces theater-goers to the French comedy by providing an overview of the characters...
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The Importance of Being Earnest: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Historically, members of the upper class provide plenty of fodder for comedic writers. Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is no exception, and a study guide for the classic play discusses some of the Victorian social issues he...
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Arms and the Man: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Few aspects of life make better fodder for a comedic play than politics. A study guide introduces George Bernard's Shaw comedy Arms and the Man. Along with summaries of each scene and brief biographies of the main characters, two lesson...
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Twelfth Night: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From lonely to luggage, it would be nearly impossible to have a modern-day conversation without using words that William Shakespeare coined. A Twelfth Night study guide introduces individuals to fun Shakespeare facts as they participate...
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Merry Wives of Windsor: Study Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does the character Falstaff mean when he says "I was beaten myself into all the colors of the rainbow"? Using the Merry Wives of Windsor curriculum guide, scholars unlock meaning by paraphrasing lines from the play. Pupils also...
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The Comedy of Errors: Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
William Shakespeare could outwit even the best of today's comedians with his sarcasm, satire, and insults. The Comedy of Errors is no exception. Using a helpful study guide, scholars identify and analyze imagery, draw a picture or write...