Shylock: Study Guide

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It only takes one actor to make or break a show. A study guide for Shylock describes a one-man show based on Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Lessons connected to the play encourage scholars to create their own scripts based on different villains and heroes from history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Write a series of diary entries from the perspective of a famous person in history
  • Create a role play game by calling out a scenario and giving each learner a different occupation or character description to act it out
Classroom Considerations

  • Features separate lesson plans for middle and high school
Pros

  • Promotes creative thinking and writing skills
  • Encourages writers to consider alternate perspectives
Cons

  • References a one-time performance of a play that may not be available to view