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Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare

posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare
‘Tis the season for witches, ghosts and magic! In Shakespeare’s time, many people believed in the existence of supernatural elements and witchcraft. The dominant fear of kings and queens in the 16th and 17th centuries was that the devil or antichrist, through the agency of the Pope, would topple the English monarchy. In this PBS LearningMedia collection focusing on Macbeth, Hamlet and The Tempest, your students will examine... Read More

Public Media and Shakespeare

posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Public Media and Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s ability to summarize the range of human emotions in eloquent verse is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for his lasting popularity. If you struggle to find words to express how you feel about a given topic, it seems Shakespeare is there to speak for you. No other author in Western literature has been quoted more, and his stories and ideas have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fueling creativity and the... Read More

Why Teach the Arts?

posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Why Teach the Arts?
The arts are cross-curricular. An English teacher can show a performance of Patrick Stewart playing Macbeth. A history teacher can tie a rock and roll clip to women’s rights. Likewise, a math teacher can show the deep level of mathematical computer programming skills, in addition to creativity and artistic skills, that are required by independent developers to create video games. Kids sometimes will have an interest in a particular... Read More

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