1st Edition

Advanced Placement Classroom Hamlet

By Timothy J. Duggan Copyright 2008
    246 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

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    Part of Prufrock's new series for the upper level classroom, Advanced Placement Classroom: Hamlet allows teachers to take a fresh approach on one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, by moving beyond basic history and memorization of quotes. Students will study cultural variations of the Hamlet story, recreate the tale's events in a news show format, rewrite scenes using modern-day perspectives, and create their own blogs to discuss the play's relationship to contemporary life. The author also provides easy-to-use discussions of Shakespeare's life and times and the ways Hamlet can be studied from a critical perspective.

    Prufrock's new line of innovative teaching guides is designed to engage students with creative learning activities that ensure Advanced Placement success. The Teaching Success Guide for the Advanced Placement Classroom series helps teachers motivate students above and beyond the norm by introducing investigative, hands-on activities including debates, role-plays, experiments, projects, and more, all based on Advanced Placement and college-level standards for learning.

    Grades 7-12

    Acknowledgments Chapter 1 “Who’s there?”: An Introduction Chapter 2 “I shall the effect of this good lesson keep”: Teaching Shakespeare Chapter 3 “What a piece of work”: Teaching Hamlet Chapter 4 “Words, words, words”: Reading Hamlet Chapter 5 “Speak the speech, I pray you, trippingly on the tongue”: Talking About Hamlet Chapter 6 “The play’s the thing”: Performing Hamlet Chapter 7 “That would be scanned”: Understanding and Writing About Hamlet Chapter 8 “The readiness is all”: Resources for Teaching Hamlet References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment


    Timothy J. Duggan, Ed.D., teaches in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of South Dakota (USD). He also has served as the director of gifted programs at USD, coordinating the South Dakota Governor's Camp and the Ambassadors of Excellence Camp. Dr. Duggan holds degrees from the University of California-Santa Barbara, the University of Nebraska, and the University of South Dakota. He has taught English/language arts at both the high school and college levels, beginning his career in Sonora, CA. From 1997-1999, he served as Director of Education and Outreach for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival in Omaha, where he managed and performed in the traveling company, "Shakespeare Unbound." Dr. Duggan has given dozens of workshops on teaching Shakespeare through performance and has presented nationally on the subject. He has published articles in Shakespeare, Reading Teacher, and Gifted Child Today, and is the writer/performer of two musical collections devoted to Shakespeare and classic literature, Language Arts 101 and Language Arts 201. He currently lives in the Chicago area, where he continues to teach, write, and perform.