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William Shakespeare's

As You Like It

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Perennially popular and

 

always delightful. 

 

A wonderful play to teach

and study.

 

 

 

Naomi Frederick and Jack Laskey as Rosalind and Orlando in the delightful 2009 Globe production

(available on DVD)

 

Contents of the guide

 

Teacher's Guide

 

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

 

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

 

Characteristics of Comedy

3

The Play on Film

5

 

Keep a Log

4

Plot Summary

6

 

Some Useful Background

5

Adapting a Pastoral Romance [WS]

7

 

Pastoralism Task Sheet

6

Pastoralism WS Answers

8

 

Questions to Assist Understanding

7

Scene-by-scene Commentary

9

 

Structure Task Sheet

9

Features of the Pastoral

19

 

Setting Task Sheet

10

Questions to Assist Understanding

22

 

Characterisation Task Sheet

11

Structure Answers

26

 

Character Questions

12

"All the World's a Stage"

30

 

Changes in the English Language

15

Setting Task Sheet Answers

31

 

The Language of the Plays

16

Setting WS Answers

34

 

Poetry and Prose Task Sheet

17

Character Notes

37

 

Motifs and Imagery Task Sheet

18

Poetry and Prose

50

 

Extend Your Understanding

19

Patterns of Imagery

51

 

Essay Style Sheet

20

Allusions Worksheet Answers

56

 

Revision Quiz

21

Themes: an approach

59

 

Worksheets

 

Themes: Notes

60

 

Study Record

2

Disguise and Role-playing

66

 

Easy Plot Summary

3

Extend Your Understanding

68

 

Adapting 'Rosalynde'

5

Perspectives

69

 

Pastoralism

7

Meta-theatre

75

 

Setting

8

Quiz Answers

76

 

Setting 2

10

Essay Topics

81

 

Allusions

11

Sample Essay

86

 

Vocabulary

13

Bibliography

87

 

Details Quiz

14

Appendix: Structure of Scenes

 

 

Quotations to Complete

15

CD Extras include an annotated copy of the text, extra notes on language, Shakespeare's theatre, humours, literary terms, comedy; plus practical exercises, exam questions and student essays.

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