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Lesson Plan: Muppets and Shakespeare

Shakespeare's muppet bust

So I was watching the Muppet’s Christmas Carol a few weeks ago when I noticed Shakespeare’s bust up on the wall. ┬áThat 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!

Muppets Shakespeare Wiki

So, as a way to bridge the gap between kids and Shakespeare, what better way than the Muppets. It would be a fun exercise to have the kids do research to find out all the different Shakespeare pieces and video clips that are referenced. It would be an entertaining classroom activity, and a great video compilation you could put together at the end.

And I don’t know about you, but, who doesn’t love the Muppets!!!

midsummer Mrs. Piggy

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By brendan kelso

Brendan is the main creative source and author behind Playing With Plays and the infamous Shakespeare for Kids series. You can typically find him inventing by day, playing with his family by night, and writing by very late night.

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