Lesson 1 (from Introduction and Act I)
The Taming of the Shrew is a comedic play by William Shakespeare. Written between 1590 and 1594, the play was staged in Shakespeare’s lifetime at both the Globe and the Blackfriars theaters. The Taming of the Shrew examines themes of disguise, reality versus appearances, gender roles, and societal expectations. In this lesson, students are introduced to the play and will research and discuss William Shakespeare, the Globe and Blackfriars theaters, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, and performance styles of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the play and playwright. The Taming of the Shrew is a comedic play written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1594. One of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies, the play examines the themes and subjects of disguise, marriage, gender roles, societal expectations, and appearances versus reality.
Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct research on William Shakespeare...
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