• Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying": Printing Press

    Created March 2, 2011

    “The Glass Menagerie” opens on Broadway

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    March 31, 1945

    George Bernard Shaw’s play, “St Joan,” premiers in London

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    March 26, 1924

    “Our Town,” Pulitzer winning play by Thornton Wilder, is performed for the first time

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    January 22, 1938

    First known performance of a Shakespeare play, Titus Andronicus

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    January 23, 1594
  • Twelve Angry Men: Trial by Jury as a Right and as a Political Institution

    Created October 28, 2010
    Twelve Angry Men: Image Still from original movie

    The classic American drama Twelve Angry Men serves as the starting point for a discussion of the constitutional right and civic function of the trial by jury. The lesson explores the specific provisions associated with this right as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the system.

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fear and the "Dagger of the Mind"

    Created October 12, 2010
    Shakespeare's Macbeth: Dagger

    Shakespeare's preeminence as a dramatist rests in part on his capacity to create vivid metaphors and images that embody simple and powerful human emotions. This lesson is designed to help students understand how Shakespeare's language dramatizes one such emotion: fear.

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fear and the Motives of Evil

    Created October 12, 2010
    Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fiend

    Students search an online version of Shakespeare's Macbeth for clues to the motives behind Macbeth's precipitous descent into evil.