Shakespeare in Love: Study Guide

This Shakespeare in Love: Study Guide activity & project also includes:

What word has two syllables and means a ray of moonlight? If young readers guessed moonbeam, they are correct! With the Shakespeare in Love study guide, participants test their guessing skills in an exciting game of Shakespeare Taboo using similar words from the play. Learners also write compare-and-contrast essays and production reviews. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars create a collage depicting some of the themes present in the play/film
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for people attending the play, but teachers may substitute some scenes from the movie version (taking into consideration the movie's R rating when selecting scenes)
  • Requires some advance printing
Pros

  • Includes several handouts on characters, history, and the playwright
  • Provides thoughtful discussion questions and a list of themes
Cons

  • None