Midsummer Night's Dream
Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 51 pages
Shakespeare's plays are thought-provoking and complex texts that explore the human themes of romance, deceit, tragedy, comedy, and revenge. These activity guides are designed by teachers for teachers to help students navigate the complexity. Each guide contains a total of 30 activities divided into six sections of four activities and one review. At the end of each guide is a final test, a variety of culminating activities, and an answer key. Each reproducible activity eBook is approximately 68-pages
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Oberons Explanation and Titanias Reaction
Tis but a Dream
i How Do I Love Thee? Act five
The Lunatic the Lover and the Poet Act five
A Fitting End Act five
The Lives of Fairies Act two Scene 1
The Big MixUp Act two Scene 2
Your Thoughts on Love
Poof Helena Act two Scenes 1 and 2
Bottom the Ass Act three Scene 1
Create a Fairy Act three Scene 1
Insults and Praise the Shakespearean Way
Oberons Plan Act three Scene 2
Create a Comic Strip Act five
A Midsummer Nights Dream Final Test
Midsummer in Another Era
Was Shakespeare a Romantic or a Skeptic?
Create a Movie Foster or a Book Jacket
Pyramus and Thisbe Enacted
Set It to Music
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Page xv - But Shakespeare still had what is considered his finest writing to do. He began his writing of tragedies beginning with Hamlet in 1600. In the following five years, Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. Why Shakespeare turned to these darker, more serious themes is widely debated by scholars. But all agree that these plays established Shakespeare's premier place in English literature. Toward the end of 1609 through 1610, Shakespeare began to write his problem romances. These works, The...
Page xii - ... to take place during the day to utilize the natural light. The average time for a performance was between noon and two in the afternoon. Theater historians report that there were typically no intermissions; plays ran from beginning to end without a break and took about two hours. The set might be painted canvas to illustrate whether the play was occurring in a forest or a town, for example. Sometimes the background was accompanied by a sign that indicated the place as well. Props were few and...
Page 16 - I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamelled skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in; And with the juice of this I'll streak her eyes, And make her full of hateful fantasies.
Page xiii - ... offer some introductory comments, usually in blank verse or rhyming couplets. In Romeo and Juliet, the Chorus delivers a sonnet, a form of poetry associated with love. Exeunt: All characters leave the stage, or those characters named leave the stage. Exit: One character leaves the stage. Flourish: A group of trumpets or other horn instruments play a brief melody. Have at: Characters begin to fight, usually with swords. Pageant: a show or spectacle of actors in unusual costumes, usually without...
Page xv - After 1611, at the age of 47, Shakespeare moved back to Stratford exclusively, settling into life at New Place and enjoying a renewed relationship with his daughters, especially Susanna. He prepared a will, which has become famous for the request to leave his wife their "second best bed." Many have debated whether this is a sentimental or cynical bequest. In the same year that his daughter Judith married, 1616, Shakespeare died at the age of 52. However, it was not until 1623 that all his plays were...
Page v - ... six sections of four activities and one review. At the end of each guide is a final test, a variety of culminating activities, and an answer key. The activities are meant to aid textual comprehension, to provide creative opportunities for the reader to make personal connections with the text, and to help busy teachers gain quick access to classroom-tested and age-appropriate activities that make the teaching of Shakespeare an easier task. Each regular activity, as well as each culminating activity,...
Page 38 - No, my noble lord, It is not for you : I have heard it over, And it is nothing, nothing in the world ; Unless you can find sport in their intents, Extremely stretch'd, and conn'd with cruel pain, To do you service. The. I will hear that play ; For never anything can be amiss When simpleness and duty tender it.