"All the World's a Stage" by William Shakespeare

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" ... and so begins one of English literature's most quoted plays. Scholars watch a visual interpretation of William Shakespeare's poem "All the World's a Stage" from As You Like It. Animations support and reinforce the narrator's recitation of the poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide students with a copy of the poem to follow along
  • Have individuals create an illustrated representation of the poem to explore its themes with a different medium
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires speakers and projection
  • Season one, episode five of the "There's a Poem for That" playlist  
Pros

  • Provides a link to an analysis of the poem 
  • Graphics make the poem easier to comprehend
Cons

  • None