The Taming of the Shrew

What does it take to build a stage production from the ground up? Scholars read a weekly blog detailing the behind-the-scenes action of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. They also listen to interviews with the cast, meet the characters, and read a scene-by-scene synopsis. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite small groups to act out a scene from the play
Classroom Considerations
  • Turn Teacher Mode on or off at the bottom of the page to lock/unlock access to certain resources
  • Requires computers, the Internet, and headphones for listening to actor interviews
  • Activity may take extra time if using supplemental teacher resources
  • Background knowledge of drama and Shakespeare is helpful
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Interactive resource that is easy for students to navigate independently 
  • Includes a variety of classroom resources
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