Category: Shakespeare

Study Help!

As we approach school exams (and NCEA Externals), it is wise to begin revising some of the content we have covered this year. Below are the last three years of exam papers for the 3.1

King Lear- The Final Act

After finishing King Lear in class today, your job is to work through the tasks below. Some are analytical tasks and ask you to deal with ideas we have discussed during the reading of the entire play,

The Chain of Being

“…everything on Earth and in the universe is linked in a particular order- everything has a particular place.”- Tillyard Elizabethan England was a very different society to what we know now. Religion reined supreme or at

Scene Analysis: Act 2 Scene 4

This scene marks end of the beginning of the play. Until now, no one has completely revealed their hand to Lear. In this scene, Lear is forced to face the fact that his authority and

Close Reading- Act 1 Scene 1

This scene sets up the entire play and all of its subplots. Lear is undoubtedly foolish in this opening act and irresponsibly abdicates his powers as the King. His primary motive in these acts is

King Lear- The Comic Strip!

Below is a link to a site that creates stick figure comics of a range of Shakespeare’s plays. Though they are simple, it will give you a good general overview of the story so far

Dramatic Irony

As we read further into King Lear, the class has been presented with multiple instances of dramatic irony. So tomorrow, we are pausing our reading of King Lear and explore dramatic irony through the short story The Gift

King Lear- Act 1 Scene 1

We begin exploring the genre of tragedy through the play King Lear. A vital part of reading any Shakespearean text is comprehension. His language is so figurative that we have to really concentrate to make head or

Sonnet 147-148 Questions to Ponder

Over the past few lessons, we have been familiarizing ourselves with Shakespeare’s style and the way he uses language. After reading Sonnets 147 and 148, we have explored the protagonists decent into madness and his blindness

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