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Another #ShakesTweet – Henry IV, Part 1

Here’s another great post by Alan Peat doing 50-tweets renditions of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.  This time, Henry IV, Part 1 (I wonder if he has a History of the World, Part 1, misc tweet or two in there?) Here is an excerpt or two and a link to the actual post: 1402. Henry IV wants…

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Lesson Idea: Virtual Shakespeare with Avatars

I came across this great article, in the New York Times, about a teacher that reached her kids with Shakespeare by creating a virtual Globe Theater.  A full blown 3D model on the computer!  She then had the kids create avatars and interact in the virtual theater by blocking a scene from Titus Andronicus. (I’d have…

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Lesson Plan: Muppets and Shakespeare

So I was watching the Muppet’s Christmas Carol a few weeks ago when I noticed Shakespeare’s bust up on the wall.  That got me thinking; how often have our dear, beloved Muppets referenced Shakespeare over all these years. Had to be once or twice. Turns out, there’s an entire page dedicated to it. Go wiki!…

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Can Shakespeare’s Henry V be done in 30 tweets? #ShakesTweet

Fellow blogger and Shakespeare fan, Alan Peat, (@alanpeat) was a bit bored one day and decided for his 50th birthday to tweet all of Shakespeare’s plays in 50 tweets or less (not in one day, cuz, that’d be a bit crazy).  So, he knocked out his first “Shakestweet”, Henry V. That leads to my thoughts…

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Lesson idea: Kids take over Shakespeare’s Home

What a great “day in the life” experience!  Being a kid and working at Shakespeare’s home for the day!!!  I recently came across this a great little article out of the UK about some kids learning about the world of “work and decision making”.  But, what really hit my mind, was that they were in charge…

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The Lulu App: Engaging Teens and Rating #ShakespeareMen

I recently came across a post about an app called Lulu.  Now, mind you this is not an app for kids or Shakespeare for kids, yet, I’m thinking of this as much more for getting teenagers engaged with Shakespeare.  While reading the article about Lulu and Shakespeare’s male characters, which I thought was pretty funny…

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Performing Shakespeare – Days 2-6ish – The Formula

This is a continuation from the article “Shakespeare in a Can: Six Days With the Bard From Start to Stage.” The second installment of performing Shakespeare. REMEMBER, this mini-Shakespeare play you are doing is NOT a perfect play. Heck, if you want to make it perfect, please don’t do it; that’s a complete waste of creativity, and…

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Book review – Break A Leg – Shakespeare for Kids

I am very diligent about getting kids on stage to perform Shakespeare, or any classic. Now mind you, I do mean in a FUN way (the whole reason I write melodramatic Shakespeare books). Following this mantra, I came across Lise Friedman, co-author of the movie Letters to Juliet. Well Lise is a performing arts guru…

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“Shake it up” with Shakespeare and Elementary Kids

Recently we were able to get in touch with a wonderfully gifted AIG teacher from North Carolina, Debra Williamson, who decided to “Shake it up” with Shakespeare! She took a few of our plays and did a trio of melodramatic Shakespeare skits with her kids. They performed Midsummer, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth. She referred…

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Shakespeare Insult Generator

Well hello my fellow Shakespearean insulters, or, dare I say, you bawdy, ill-breeding, maggot pies!  Just to let you know the most requested page that I get on this website is for the Shakespeare Insult Generator.  I love this for several reasons; the main one is because the Shakespeare Insult Generator is the best and…

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