Twelfth Night

Whether you choose to include Twelfth Night in your course or whether Shakespeare's comedy has been thrust upon you, be not afraid to incorporate an interactive resource into your study of Shakespeare's tale of loss, love, and identity. Learners focus on three key scenes from the play and discover details about the main characters, Shakespearean language, and techniques for adapting the work to the stage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to explore the various features of the site before beginning a study of the play
  • To prepare for the discussion of each of the key scenes, ask class members to visit the site, click on the scene, and investigate the literary term guide
Classroom Considerations

  • Access the teachers' guide that includes information about how to navigate the website and about how to use the links provided to additional resources
  • The focus of the resource is on Act I, scene 5, Act II, scene 5, and Act III, scene 1
  • Ensure that all class members have Internet access before assigning as out-of-class work
Pros

  • Includes character biographies, interviews with the actors, and a teacher's guide
  • Instructors can choose to block off certain sections of the site
Cons

  • None