When the Hurly Burly is Done: Shakespeare in the Classroom
Dr Wendy Michaels
This work throws down the gauntlet to all those concerned with the study of Shakespeare’s plays. It invites them to enter the lists, pole to the ready and engage in the sport. The work is divided into two main parts. Part One focuses on the first encounter with Shakespeare’s plays and is directed at middle secondary years although suggested approaches are readily adaptable to other levels. Part Two outlines some teaching strategies derived from drama games and theatre sports which can be readily adapted to explorations of any text. Finally there are some suggested units of work that can be implemented or improvised in the classroom.