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Introduction to Shakespeare, or "How I Learned to Love the Bard."

In this one-time course, students will learn about Shakespeare’s life and what made him so remarkable. Knowing more about the man and his theater will help them understand why his plays have been loved for so many years.
Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
46 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
30 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
-Students will learn the basic facts of Shakespeare's life from his birth in 1564 to his death in 1616.
-Students will gain an appreciation for the hundreds of words and phrases Shakespeare added to the English Lexicon
- Students will be able to name and describe the three types of plays Shakespeare wrote
- Students will learn the conventions of audience address, doubling, and Universal Lighting; the ubiquitous staging practices of Elizabethan theater.

Homework- post a phrase you used in the past week that was inspired by Shakespeare.
Short writing Assignment- Read a plot summary about a Shakespeare play and then compare it to a modern book, play, show, or movie. Look for similar characters, plot, and themes.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Before class, students will share what they already know about Shakespeare to the padlet page: Once the course is completed, students will post the homework to the OutSchool homepage. All other resources will be provided on Out School.
The students will be assessed with a participation certificate, but only if they engage in the class (ask questions, etc), and do the writing assignments.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Instructional Materials:
- Gimkit: Fun facts about Shakespeare: 
- Virtual Tour of the Globe Theater:

Additional Resources: 


Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
Lives in the United States
Teacher, lecturer, actor, astronomer, and technology specialist
46 total reviews
79 completed classes

About Me

I specialize in Shakespeare and Astronomy, having worked in theater for over 10 years, and for two years as a professional astronomy assistant. I teach courses in Shakespeare Appreciation and Shakespearean acting, as well as basic astronomy for... 
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