Breaking Down Shakespeare Monologues

Curriculum support25 minsFREE

Key takeaways
A better understanding of how to interpret Shakespeare.
Skills to make long monologues less daunting.
An insight into how to talk about Shakespeare's work.
Jane HancockHost: Jane is a professional actor, playwright, filmmaker, and creativity coach. Currently she is completing her MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins. She loves reading, writing poetry, and collaging art in her spare time.

The works of Shakespeare are assessed across all English curriculum exams but it can be difficult to get a clear understanding of some of Shakespeare's writing. This class is an in-depth breakdown and translation of one of Shakespeare's most famous monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will be guided through the passage of text and shown how to approach Shakespeare's monologues. From this class, students will learn skills and approaches which can be applied to help understand other monologues.

This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 studying English or Drama but is great for any student wanting to understand Shakespeare or learn how to break down monologues.

Related Classes: Understanding Themes: A Midsummer Night's DreamExploring Supernatural Themes: MacbethLanguage Analysis in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 studying Drama.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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