Daily Lessons for Teaching Nights at the Circus

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Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Chapter 1)


Angela Carter is one of Britain's most influential authors and was a leading writer of feminist literature.

The aim of this lesson is learn about Carter's life and work.


1) With the students brainstorm what they already know about Angela Carter. What influence has he had on popular culture? Have any of her books been made into films? What other films has she written? Do her books tend to be similar in their styles and themes? Divide the students into pairs and ask them to research Carter's life and write a short biography. End the lesson by comparing the student's work.

2) Brainstorm other Angela Carter novels with the students. Do the students know what any of the books are about without referring to the book? What themes do they cover? Divide the students into pairs and assign them each a book to research. Ask them to...

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