Teaching Shakespeare - A Handbook for Teachers
This handbook for teachers is a major contribution to the knowledge and expertise of all teachers of Shakespeare in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education. It makes explicit the principles of active learning which underpin Cambridge School Shakespeare, and helps teachers to develop their existing good practise.
The traditional opposition of analysis and enjoyment is challenged by providing many examples of how close attention to Shakespeare's language and dramaturgy can be undertaken in ways that students find enjoyable and illuminating. Practical examples are given from the plays most frequently used in schools, but Rex Gibson shows that the principles apply equally to the less frequently studied plays, thereby extending the canon of school Shakespeare.