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Cambridge School Shakespeare (latest editions)

An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design.

Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised, extended and updated in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features.

Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for ease of reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance.

Each text includes rich and exciting colour photos of performances from around the world.

  • A running synopsis of action is included for every page of script.
  • 'Stagecraft' boxes give information on stage designs, directors' approaches and actors views on past performances and offer opportunities for students to explore and contribute their own ideas on staging.
  • 'Write about it' boxes give information about writing about Shakespeare and suggest activities to help students with their own writing in response to the play. Students will be helped to translate discussion into high quality writing; look at 'points of dispute' in the play; structure various forms of writing, including essays; write responsively and sensitively about the play; provide evidence from the play to support their arguments.
  • Further boxed features focus on exploration of 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes'.
  • Extended glossaries aligned with the play script for ease of reference provide clear explanation of key terms.
  • Each act is followed by 'Looking back' sections with further notes, illustrations and activities.
  • Comprehensive and extended endnotes with illustrations and activities are linked to the boxed features and give further information and opportunities for exploration of stagecraft, language, characters and themes.
  • New 'Writing about' sections focus on writing about Shakespeare in general and on the play in particular.
  • A rich selection of exciting colour photos with information on performances appear throughout.
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450 years ago Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Words and phrases, which have found common usage originated at the point of Shakespeare's quill. His richness and creativity in writing have created a legacy, which we now celebrate in his 450th year with the introduction of Shakespeare Quotemarks.

We've created the Quotemarks to help you share your favourite quotations from Shakespeare. Why not download your quotemark, place the frame around your favourite quote, take a photo and share it with the #schoolshakespeare hashtag on your chosen social network.

Shakespeare Pinterest Quotemark Infographic

Registration is free and in a few clicks you have access to a vast array of games, learning and teaching tools. By finding out a little more about you we can effectively manage the community and offer enhanced engagement such as interactive, self-marking quizzes.

  • Supports the improved, larger-format editions of the highly successful Cambridge School Shakespeare plays.
  • Interactive games, quizzes and tools.
  • Photo galleries of the plays in performance.
  • Video and audio clips to inspire you.
  • Notes and performance tips. Blogs from established Shakespeare authors.
  • Video webinars from experts at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Teaching Shakespeare: A Handbook for Teachers (second edition)

ISBN: 9781316609873

$29.00

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Macbeth (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615496

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615403

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107619890

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Othello (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615595

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Hamlet (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615489

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615458

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615397

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615359

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: The Tempest (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615533

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107616899

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615519

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: King Richard III (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615571

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: King Lear (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107615380

$11.55

Cambridge School Shakespeare: As You Like It (latest edition)

ISBN: 9781107675124

$11.55
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