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Richard II: Study Guide

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Shakespeare loved to write plays about famous kings. A study guide for Richard II explores the drama surrounding the reign of King Richard while reinforcing important language arts skills. After attending a performance of the play, theater goers write a review and conduct discussions about key themes within Richard II.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Choose a scene from the play, have students perform the scene in groups, and note the different choices they make in their performances
  • Watch a few different video performances of a scene from Richard II and compare the portrayals of the main characters
Classroom Considerations
  • Lists Florida theater standards on the front page of the document
Pros
  • Provides a list of key vocabulary words from the text
  • Includes hyperlinks to additional resources
Cons
  • Focuses on one performance of the play, which may prove difficult for learners outside of Florida to access