• Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

    Created September 7, 2010
    Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

    Study Shakespeare's Hamlet in the context of Elizabethan attitudes toward revenge. The lesson includes activities in which students compare the text of Hamlet to the interpretations of several modern filmmakers.

  • Shakespeare's Othello and the Power of Language

    Created September 7, 2010
    Shakespeare's Othello and the Power of Language

    By means of group performances, writing exercises, and online search activities, students learn about the sometimes dangerous and destructive powers of language, particularly when wielded by such an eloquent and unscrupulous character as Shakespeare's Iago.

  • Launchpad: Live From Antiquity

    Created August 31, 2010

    Launchpad: Live From Antiquity

    Live from Antiquity!

    Section:  1 | 2 | 3

    1) Read and discuss Antigone by Sophocles. Note about this edition: the arrows at the top-right corner of the text allow you to progress page by page through the work. The red mark on a blue bar along the top of the work shows how far you have progressed through the text.

    Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" opens on Broadway

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    King Macbeth of Scotland is slain by the son of King Duncan

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    Harper Lee publishes “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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    American playwright Arthur Miller born

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    Lorraine Hansbury's "A Raisin in the Sun" opens on Broadway

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    Thornton Wilder born

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