The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Shakespearean Stars
Research one of the many actors who have become famous because of their performances of Shakespeare, such as Richard Burbage, Edwin Booth, John Barrymore, Edith Evans, or Peggy Ashcroft. Make sure you choose someone with a substantial background in Shakespeare (e.g., not Leonardo DiCaprio because he did Romeo and Juliet once). Create a poster that includes the following:
-- actor's name
-- actor's year of birth and death (if appropriate)
-- what Shakespeare plays or films they did
-- which role, if...
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