Teaching Shakespeare At Home
Whether you’re teaching remotely, working from home with your children, or teaching in school, we know that Shakespeare can be a wonderful way to engage students in learning about language, history, storytelling, and more. We’ve gathered a collection of some of the resources we turn to for guidance and inspiration when teaching Shakespeare’s plays. We believe that the best way to learn about Shakespeare is to take a multi-pronged approach. It’s more than just reading the plays (and a lot of folks enjoy just doing that), but you can get up on your feet, listen to others speak the words, watch how different artists approach a role, or discover what others think about the world’s greatest playwright.
Accompanying every main stage production at Seattle Shakespeare Company is a study guide that helps students (and patrons!) learn a little about the show in advance. These guides typically cover the characters and a plot summary, some background on the play, information about how the director has interpreted it for this production, and activities teachers can incorporate into their classrooms. You can read about:
- Twins and Doppelgangers (Twelfth Night)
- Malapropism: A Verbal Blender of Words and Faces (The Rivals)
- The Fool in Theatre History (As You Like It)
And so much more!