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Favourite Shakespeare play to teach?

Discussion in 'English' started by CrunchyMcFlurry, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. And why?? Although I'm not a teacher yet, I think it would be brilliant to teach Macbeth [​IMG]
     
  2. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Can't bear all the soppy love stuff. Give me Richard III any day of the week.
     
  3. anteater

    anteater New commenter

    Much Ado because I love Beatrice and Benedick: so modern and so witty after sloppy Romeo and Juliet.
     
  4. I can't teach the same play for two years in a row without hankering after something different. So, for Year 9, I go for 'Julius Caesar' and (and would do 'Twelfth Night' if my faculty would buy me a set). But I don't teach Y9 often enough to get bored. For GCSE my choice is from 'Macbeth', 'The Taming of the Shrew' or 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Toying with doing 'Henry V' - haven't taught it for about 10 years, it might be time for it again.
     
  5. y9840125

    y9840125 Occasional commenter

    Much Ado About Nothing - love it!
     
  6. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    Macbeth works with most classes, I find. Do Romeo, Richard III, Much Ado and Merchant depending on the group. A good production or DVD so important.
     
  7. mediadave

    mediadave New commenter

    Although I've not had the chance yet I'm looking forward to teaching Hamlet for A Level: such an amazing play.
    What I love about Shakespeare is that every time you teach the same play, as tedious as the repetition might be, you get something different out of it. After teaching Macbeth last year I know I'm going to take a different angle on it this year which will hopefully give me something new to focus on, even though it's the same play.
    I think it's a shame though that we always stick to the same ones: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream. I wonder how many schools teach Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Comedy of Errors, or Anthony and Cleopatra...
     
  8. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Yet to find a good version of 'Richard III'
    That said, it's years since I've seen the Bardathon one.
     
  9. Agreed! I imagine it would be amazing to teach Hamlet to A Level.
     

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